There appears to be a great need to put people in a box. And when I say that, the song "Man in the Box" by Alice in Chains starts playing in my head, which, I think, might disqualify me from the fundamentalist label. But I'm not sure. I don't really know what that means.
I'm just as guilty of it. I paint with a broad brush when it comes to feminist ideology. So I understand the phenomenon. It's much like the ex-smoker who must remain deeply convicted to overcome their addiction. When I realize how much feminist indoctrination I was exposed to, I react similarly.
Seeking truth. That's it, nothing more complicated than that. RLB and I seek truth. The basis of our morality is the Bible.
RLB is not someone interested in jumping from one side of the horse to the other. Which is very good for me. My personality is such that this is tempting to me. He keeps me grounded. He is slow to embrace ideas and researches them thoroughly. There are a few convictions we maintain which are immutable. Those are what I write most about. I understand there are members of various groups who have similar convictions yet in other areas have vastly different convictions. Which makes us terrible cult members.
The quivering label was most amusing to me. I had never heard of it before. I started homeschooling our daughters when we lived in South Korea. When we returned to the States, we put them in public school for less than two years. We were disgusted by their changing attitudes and not impressed at all with how little education they were receiving in the amount of time they were gone. The discussion we've had about them attending college started when we were considering our plans for when RLB gets out of the Army. We talked about purchasing a house that we'd rent to college kids and have the girls live there to manage it. After much thought and prayer, we discussed the reality of young women. They generally don't make good decisions in that type of environment. I certainly didn't at that age. Also, the last thing we want to do is imply they must go to college. They have both expressed the desire to marry and mother. They will be of the age that no decision we make can be forced on them but our advice to them is to stay with us, continue getting educated, and be highly discriminatory about who they will marry. It's that simple. But, if that earns us a label, so be it.
I'm still learning what this tradcon label is all about. I'm not ashamed to admit I don't know. I didn't get an invite to the group. If any of you could enlighten me, that would be great.
So now that the song is stuck in my head, here you go (interpret it as you wish, I won't label you):