One of the most damaging manifestations of fear in our lives is insecurity. Because we are fearful of the decisions we are making, we often act in insecurity. That is damaging to those around us, particularly to our children, but also to others as we interact with them. When we are fearful and insecure we become defensive, and instead of being able to proceed in faith, we are living in a state of constant defensiveness.
Fear is one of those primary motivations that we often don’t recognize. I, as a young mom, never thought myself as a fearful person. I was not the “sterilize the pacifier when it hits the floor” kind of mom. For me, the biggest one was a fear of failure. I was very concerned that I would not succeed as a wife, as a mother, as especially a homeschooling mom. Another fear is a fear of rejection, whether it’s fear of the rejection of those who don’t agree with our perspective on how we’re raising our children. I think a lot. . .
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