Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the right answer. I'll do some research in Google and get back to you if I bump into an good answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could answer your Medifast question..
As someone who has worked in churches for many, many years, I totally agree with Brett. You had every right to feel frustrated, Amy...
By the way, Amy, you look fantastic!!!!!! LOVE your profile picture!..
Sounds like your.
Was tested in a way that let your control yourself today!..
You showed great restraint which is good but I totally understand your frustration. Not often, but on occassion we have parents who keep their small children in the service when there are 2 nurseries, a cry room and a children's serive, and when the child misbehaves or has a fit they don't even try to take them out and calm them. They stay and let it distract everyone. It does get annoying but I agree with Brett don't let it interfere with your soul...
Sorry to disagree, but I would have either changed pews or, better yet, offered to take the child into the cry room/nursery for her. Then she could have enjoyed the service (which she may have needed the most) and I would have sent some building material up to heaven for my mansion. :)..
Welcome to the life of the congregation. The whole "that was our pew" thing confuses me, but I do understand unwanted.
B/c I have the attention span of a flea in church. I would encourage you not to engage in turf wars, competitiveness or overfocusing on the actions of others when you are trying to have your worship time. That is the time to focus on yourself, not others. You can only control your own actions, so hopefully the next time this comes up (and it surely will), you can have a game plan for how you are going to keep yourself settled and focused without going negative on others at your own expense...
Hmmm. I was raised in a home where where children were not allowed to disrupt others in a public setting. If we acted out, we would immediately be removed from the public setting. If we were misbehaving, we usually got 1 and only 1 warning. Then there were consequences. We grew up know that warnings were not idle theats.
If we chose to ignore the opportunity - as kids are driven to do - then there were definitely consequence. I did not grow up in a harsh environment. I grew up in a very loving environment with about the best mother anyone could ever.
I see so many parents today who simply ignore their misbehaving children (or in the case of the very young - infants, etc., behavior that cannot be helped) - they issue warnings without consequences; something I refer to as the "Johnny Don't! Syndrome". Kids ignore warnings when they know there are unlikely to be consequences. Parents also seem to be immune from incessant.
Of their own children - because of this, they often appear to be being deliberately rude when in fact, they have simply turned down their own irratation level with the behavior..
They way my mother handled this situation seems better to me but perspectives on parenting have certainly changed over the years. I claim no unique lock on the truth...
I have a 4, 5, and 6 year old. I would love to take them places like church and have them learn about God, but this is why I don't. I really did want to start going to church so that I could pray for my son with the heart defect, but I am so scared of people getting offended, because it's impossible to keep the three of them silent for more than a few minutes. My kids are great and well behaved and are not wild animals. But they do get whiny sometimes, and ask tons of questions about everything around them. I chose to pray and read the bible at home, and have a relationship with God by myself..
Let go of your aggrivation, those parents are probably aware and sometimes even I freeze up in public with my parenting skills...
Well, here goes. I think the pastor should tell these ppl that there is a nursery available (mine would). Above all, we are there for one reason and one reason only and that is JESUS. If you can't keep your mind on Him around these children, you must move. Satan is trying to disrupt your.
These children need to go to a church that has a "children's church" to keep them occupied and having fun while they're.
About Jesus. Pray for them and try to help organize such a church at your church. It's very hard for little ones to sit quietly and still for long periods., Yes, Brett and Jerry, I had to too, but it's a whole different world today...