- Created: Wednesday, 07 September 2016 16:03
“Stop going to Bible study, now!”
Bet you never heard that, right? Well if you’re not a churchy then that’s understandable. But as a regular Christian, my wife got a shock when someone who is respected in our church told her she should cease going to a weekly Bible study.
Not because it was a waste of time. Not because it was dodgy. Not because it was full of unsympathetic people.
Instead it was because my wife had far too much on her plate and Bible study was an expectation that needed to take a back seat for a while until we got our heads around a new situation.
That’s the thing about parenting isn’t it? The goal posts keep changing. You just get into a rhythm or a feeling of stability and bam…something goes off keel and you have to climb the rigging, reef in the jib or some other sailing cliché. But sometimes we don’t respond to the change of wind. We just keep plowing on, doing all the same stuff when the conditions have changed. We suffer for it, failing to read the wind and adjust.