Isn’t The Same
Some parents pride themselves on treating all their children exactly the same. They even say this out loud as if that is the most honorable thing a parent can do.
Unfortunately for them, even if it were possible, it wouldn’t be true.
I do agree that parents should attempt to treat their children equally: equal opportunity, equal resources, equal time but even that isn’t possible. First children get all the attention until more are added and every child after that must share.
There’s nothing equal about that.
For those who obstinately argue the equal-treatment point, the Bible doesn’t help their case.
In fact, the Bible makes a few parenting statements that aren’t so easy to pin down. The meaning is clear but the applications are endless. They need qualification.
There is a reason for this. [Read more…]