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Feb 02 2009

The Call of the Wild: Safe Kids vs. Strong Kids

From Tim Kimmel, in an excellent article on the perils of raising kids in an evangelical bubble:

God isn’t calling us to raise safe kids; He’s calling us to raise strong ones. And even if we prefer to keep them in the zoo, come age eighteen, most of them find themselves in the jungle whether we like it or not. Protecting them makes sense in the very early years of their childhood, but preparation for real life needs to get a lot of practice well before they head out into the jungle on their own. Our families tend to fare far better when we operate in a context that forces both parents and children to live by faith in the middle of a toxic and hurting world.

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