#6 What you allow you invite. This proverb may be the toughest for me. It is similar to “leaders/moderation, followers/excess.” I think it’s hard for me because I don’t want to communicate that tolerance of an idea or behavior means I’m a promoter of it but pragmatically, I think it’s true. Example: In my line of work, students always want to see where the boundaries are. While I don’t think cussing is in and of itself a sin, if what you allow you invite is true, then if I allow it, I’m inviting it. I don’t like that. While I don’t want a bunch of legalistic people thinking that there is never a time and place for strong language and I certainly don’t want a bunch of ill informed people thinking that certain words have a moral value assigned to them by God, neither do I want a bunch of teenagers running around acting like idiots, not possessing the discernment to know time and place, cussing up a storm because it is “allowed.” So, while I don’t have a no-cussing rule, I do have conversations (see proverb #3.)
I'm a guy who loves the Triune God, my family and my job. I am married to Shayla (13 years now!) and have three kids, Jett (6yrsold), Jaci (4yrold) and Jess (2yrold). I serve with some awesome people (Two14 Network) reaching out to the hurting. I also sell health insurance for those who pay for their own. I read a lot of technical theology and philosophy stuff, like to chill w/ my bride, play with my kids, lift weights (sometimes), and own 6 vehicles(01 Excursion, 93 4x4 Jeep GC, 53 Chevy CC Truck, 69 Mustang Fastback, 92 V8 S10, 97 Firebird), 2 of which run.