As a parent I am constantly trying to find a balance point between helpful guidance and appropriate upbringing. Over the course of the lives of our children we have had to talk about many topics such as sexual activity, drugs, smoking, and alcohol.
I never had to worry about body piercings or earrings. Until the senior pastor of our church got an earring.
Now I have to think about helpful guidance as it relates to body piercings and earrings. Particularly in the context of my own values and our Christian faith.
Funny. Sometimes the actions taken by spiritual leaders have unintended outcomes. I am reading about the Christian perspective on earrings for men. What a fun topic. The majority of Christian opinion I have come across condemns the practice. And I can see the slippery slope of legalism creeping in.
Moral relativism. It is everywhere.
Although I did check out some men’s earrings. You know. Just in case I have to get my ears pierced.