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February 13, 2006

ChewyMom: Mentors and the Ezzos

"I have no trouble with the way GFI started–it was a natural progression of events. It was a Titus 2 situation–older women teaching younger women, older men teaching younger men.

But now? Well, if I saw a family within my church who had two children, one of whom has no contact with them and the other of whom embezzeled 1/2 million from his company, I might question their parenting. The picture of their family would not be the goal I set for mine. I am imperfect, and I could well end up with children who have struggles–don’t get me wrong. But that is not my goal.

And so I seek out parenting role-models and mentors from among those whose relationships with their children I admire. I do not seek out those who have very serious problems in their relationships with their children–to the point that there is no relationship–as my parenting examples." --ChewyMom

Related to this, I encourage you to read these uplifting reminders that I've copied on my blog from one of my mentor-moms:

Biblical Relationships or Behaviourism
Children, Good and Grown

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Thanks for your encouraging words on expating! I'm glad you stopped by, because I'm still not getting much encouragement. But you give me hope :) I do like your blog so far. I'll come back and visit again!

Posted by: CyberMom at February 12, 2006 07:29 PM

I was very surprised to see that I got a comment on this blog from Barbara Cheney! OLD Ezzo people will remember her--sounds like she's still a cheerleader for them.

Posted by: chewymom at February 13, 2006 07:15 AM

Hello TulipGirl,
That certainly is an insightful post; it reminds me of the passage in Timothy that describes requirements for church leadership and one of them was basically that your family affairs had to be in line, and your adult children needed to respect you and be good citizens.

Anyway, the main reason I stopped by was to thank you for checking up on me by visiting my blog even when I wasn't updating (I finally saw your comment from I don't know how many months ago) and to let you know I'm blogging again. I think you'll be interested in my most recent post which talks about a study that shows parenting style to be a huge factor in whether people were rescuers or bystanders during the Nazi Holocaust. It can be found here: http://powersthatblog.blogspot.com/2006/02/parenting-style-important.html
Anyway, take care and thanks for having such a great blog.

Posted by: Beautiful Belgian Babe at February 13, 2006 03:10 PM

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