Stephen A. Peterson
Dominique spoke up during a Tuesday evening group counseling session, “I’ve got the meanest, most evil parents in this whole stinkin’ world! While the other girls my age got to wear hip hugging jeans that showed their bottoms, undies and belly buttons, I had to wear my jeans up so my belly button wouldn’t show. Both of my old fashion parents insisted on knowing where I was at all times. So they gave me this cell phone demanding I call one of them if I was gonna be more than 10 minutes late. I felt like they didn’t trust me and that they got me tied to them by an electronic leash.
All I got was a weekly allowance of 15 dollars. My friends got forty or fifty dollars every week to do what they wanted with their money. My parents, on the other hand, told me I really didn’t need that much money each week and told me to be grateful with what I did receive. They told me if I wanted ay extra money I’d have to work for it. they made me clean up my bedroom, vacuum rugs, clean toilets and face bowls, learn to cook and, get this one, take out the nasty garbage!! I believe my parents sat up most of the night and much of the day plotting their ideas to make my life as miserable as they could make it.
My evil, cruel parents told me that if I screwed up I was to tell them the truth no matter how much it hurt. They kept preaching to me day and night that without the truth we’ll not be able to trust one another and that would destroy me and my character. They also told me if I screwed up I should apologize and ask forgiveness when I did something stupid. And if someone hurt me, I should go to that person and forgive them! Can you imagine my parents telling me this stuff? I was thrown off my feet when my daddy apologized to me for accusing me of taking my mom’s ten dollars when I didn’t. This after they found the money in my mom’s bag that she just put in the wrong place. Why did he do that?
My parent did something even weirder than all of that other stuff. They told me that they were not letting me date until I became 16 years old! Can you believe that! All of my friends! I mean ALL of my friends began dating when they were 10, 11 or 12! But nobody began dating at 16 except me, my two brothers and younger sister! They both talked to me, my brothers and sister about sex. They talked about how my body and being is a temple of God and that I was bought with a price by God Himself. They told me that sex is beautiful and a gift from God to be shared only with my husband. They told me that sex before marriage with anyone other than my husband was wrong and never to do it! How stupid is that when everyone else is and was doing it! They also wouldn’t let me experiment with alcohol, cigarettes and other drugs. They checked my room all of the time it seemed. My brothers and sister also experienced the same things. I/We hated that!!
My dumb, stupid, out of touch, old fashion parents are complete failures as modern parents! I know how to manage my money, I can do without a lot of things and have learned to delay things or not desire them at all and my two brothers and sister can do the same too. None of us has ever been in any serious trouble with the law or have been arrested for anything. They most serious problem we have ever had was when my big brother got a ticket for being 6 minutes per hour over the speed limit while driving from Shawnee to Oklahoma City about 10 years ago. Both of my brothers, me and my baby sister are all college graduates, work hard, have good jobs, married, never divorced and seem to like being the best husbands or wives, fathers or mothers they/we can be. We enjoy life, love God and love being a servant to our husbands or wives and our children. You have it on the money!! We blame all of this on our two evil, mean, old fashion parents!!!!
Because of my old fashion, cruel, evil parents, my brothers, me and my baby sister missed out on a ton of things in life. We never had illegitimate children. We believe in God and only God. As I said earlier, we all completed our educations (we just didn’t get degrees!). We never abused or messed with drugs, alcohol or dabbled in sex before marriage nor did we fool around after we got married. We did not take part in thousands of other things our friends did some of who are no longer here because they died doing drugs, alcohol, and died as a result of a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) or mental stress related problems. My mom and dad turned us into God-fearing, responsible, respectable, rational men and women citizens of this country and the world.”
As she spoke up as a visiting person to do the Tuesday evening group counseling session for new young parents and older parents, Dominique further stated: “I’ve been trying to use and teach my children what I then considered what my cruel, evil, old fashion parents had taught me. I am confident, can stand a little taller than just about all of my friends, boast of being a virgin at my marriage, boast at being chaste then and now and feel so personally happy, full of joy and proud that I had the cruelest and most evil parents in this whole wide world. Today, I thank Almighty God for the meanest, cruel, most evil, old fashion parents this world has ever seen.”
Based upon Dominique’s testimony or witness, America nor the world needs Spockian educated, secularistical—psychologically trained or read parents but parents willing to give of their time, talent, treasure, unconditional love for their children in the admonition of God—moms and dads!
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