Thursday, July 16, 2009

Back From Amish Country

Whew. It's good to be back, even if things may be a little spotty for the next week or so. Elaborate on that tomorrow.

The Amish experiment, as far as we went with it, was so good for my family. I've seen my little ones pretend again. I've seen my older ones sit around the family room and interact again. I've seen the contention level and the "Disney channel dialogue" drop off markedly. (Do you know what I mean by "Dcd"? When they all talk snotty and sarcastic and think it's funny, like Zach and Cody or Hannah Montana?) I've seen toys out again that we haven't played with all summer. I've seen big kids swimming with little kids. I've seen my stress level on world and national affairs drop to new lows. It's been wonderful. I wish we could live in this "Utopia" always. But, as children of the information age, I can't hold them back forever . . . Back to reality.


Ah, how I've missed you all. How many posts have flooded my brain this last week, only to evaporate in the 113-degree heat.

One that has been floating around for a few days now relates to this article in Time Magazine.
I was astounded by the findings from liberal, single women relating to the traditional two-parent family. How could a bunch of liberals decide that divorce and single parenting are a detriment to our children? Well, here's how. They studied the facts. And you know what? God was right. Two-parent, stable homes are the best for children. Who knew?
He did.
Epiphany #81--Sometimes the mainstream press gets it right.
Then they just repress it so no one will notice their conclusions.
I'd love to hear your opinions on the article!


  1. Welcome back to the world (you Amish hold yourselves back from us non-Amish) I am always amazed that some big magazine or news program or (horrors) Oprah can come out with ground breaking studies and ideas that God laid out thousands of years ago! I want so bad to give them a knock on the back of the head and say "Duh"!!! Alas, I will just have to resist.

    Glad to have you back.

  2. Great to have you back and posting again. We've missed you!


  3. From a single mom, doing it all...fairly well, but keenly aware of my limitations... It is refreshing to read anything from the media pointing out what we've known all along...while touching on one of my "soapbox" themes...(don't get me started)... There is no compensating for a two parent family. Men and women both have strengths that children need to grow into healthy, happy adults. How can children learn how to be married without the example of loving, married parents? It can be, (and has been) done...but it is much more difficult.

    Welcome back to technology ;o)

  4. Welcome back! :)

    I totally understand the "Dcd". One of our favorite parts of the move was being "unplugged" for a while.

    I haven't read the article, but I'm looking forward to it. Sounds really interesting!