Yes, I grew up in a bubble. You know, the kind homeschoolers are accused of raising their kids in. We were sheltered as much as possible from harmful influences. We dressed differently, we didn't go to movies (still do and still don't) among other things. My mom was ridiculed by her peers for her "protecting" us. They all probably thought that I would grow up to be the first Baptist nun!
We were thought to be legalists, like others we knew. I am sure they thought that I'd rebel against the oppression and when I had the chance, I'd leave behind all their "rules"
So, how did I turn out? Let me tell you. First, I never did rebel against my folks. I married at 20, happily so, pure, chaste. My husband is a missionary, a faithful servant of God. I don't rebel against him either. He is extremely grateful to my folks for having protected me. He likes knowing that he is my one-and-only. My convictions are the same I grew up with, but they became mine long ago, way before I married and left home. He loves my modest clothing, knowing that my body is his alone.
We have 2 beautiful children, tender-hearted towards God.
My 10 year old daughter has the same convictions I do, and they are hers by her own desicions. We tell her what to do, then we tell her the why behind it. She gets it. She serves God in many ways here in our Church. We protect her in the same ways I was protected. We love her and she loves us. We are preparing her for the day when she will want a husband and home of her own.
Our son is still small, but we will try to instill godly manhood in him. We will teach him to be pure, same as his sister. No double standards here, thank you very much.
This bubble is a good place, its called home. We've got a mutual-admiration society going on here. There is no tension, no rebellion here. I love him, he loves me, we love the kids. Its so sweet, you could get a tooth ache! All kidding aside, life is good.
People may criticize living a sheltered life. Since when is shelter a bad thing? Do you want to sleep outside in the cold of winter? No, you seek shelter. Women have told me they wished they had lived the life I had.
6 months ago