Me and my family (dh, 2 kids) are staying temporarily with my dad and his wife. We have been here since the beginning of December and will be getting our own place in 2 weeks. Today, my dad walks into the room and says "Oh, by the way, if you live here, you are going to church. If not, then you have to leave" At that point we got into an argument. He went on to say that the rules are the same for anybody who has stayed here, including my brother who is 24 and just moved out a few months ago. My brother would claim he was going to church but wouldn't show up (this is a small town and so there are only a limited number of churches and my dad would check). It would have been diff. if he would have stated this before allowing us to move here, but he waited until we packed up and have been staying here
Am I going crazy? Is he overbearing? is this fair? is this Christian? Would you do this to your own child? Give them the ultimatum
Asked by Anonymous at 9:19 PM on Jan. 23, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs
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Answer by Anonymous at 9:29 PM on Jan. 23, 2010
That sounds pretty ridiculous, and very controlling and unfortunately it is Christian like. If you look at it from his point of view, he is trying to put you into his perception of the "right" way of life. I take it that he cares for you and your family's spiritual being. He is coming off pushy and probably overbearing, but he is a dad and that is his way of showing you how dedicated he is to his responsibilities as a parent to keep you on the good side. I'm sure he feels he is doing the right thing.
You guys are out in two weeks what is two Sundays at church? If you are secure in your beliefs then it shouldn't phase you, but rather strengthen your mind and heart to withstand and filter through any b/s.
Answer by sugahmamma at 9:30 PM on Jan. 23, 2010