Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Why my family doesn't dress up and go candy crazy this time of year...



Yup. It's that time of year again.

Witches and Goblins, Princesses and Captain America roam the streets in search of sweet treasures.

As cool as this may sound-my family hasn't taken part in this for YEARS.

I was in the 5th grade the last time I celebrated Halloween. From then on out, we always had huge parties at church that were pretty awesome. All my friends were there and we still got a sugar high like no other.

Now, I am sure you can figure out the obvious reasons why my family didn't celebrate Halloween, but this post is my I don't celebrate it now.

Of course as kids, we don't have the option of NOT doing what our parents tell us, but as adults we can choose to go along with or ignore the traditions past down.

Once I had children, the hubs and I really thought hard about if we would celebrate halloween or not. Then something happened...

We were passing out candy at home (Melody was just a few months old) and we opened the door to a truly hellish costume (I don't even remember what it actually was). We both thought, "What if Melody would have been older? Would we have wanted to expose her to something could cause fear, and maybe nightmares?'

Yeah. That's about all it took.

The more we thought, the more we couldn't justify celebrating. What exactly were we celebrating anyways? What's the point in dressing up in such horrible costumes and purposely getting scared?

The Word says, "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and a sound mind."  2 Timothy 1:7

If a spirit of fear is not of God....well??

Now I know what you're thinking- "It's all just fun! And your kids don't have to dress up as something bad!"

Haha. I used to say the same thing. But I'm sorry folks. I can't see where anything dealing with Halloween is something Jesus would jump all over. Witches? Ax Murderers? The Un-Dead? Haunting? These things are the complete opposite of the Bible and Jesus. 

3 John 1:1 says, "...do not imitate what is evil."

Ephesians 5:11-12—“Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness” / “live as children of light 

I honestly don't even like taking my kids near the Halloween aisle at the store. It creeps my out, and my children shouldn't be exposed to such non-sense. I've been there to cradle my littles when they've had a nightmare, I don't want to ever be the cause of that kind of pain and fear.

So that's my story and I'm sticking to it!

THIS is why you won't be seeing any sort of Halloween post on my blog. Just a heads up ;)

Oh, and this isn't really up for nasty debate. You are more than welcome to post your opinion, but please don't argue with how my husband and I chose to raise our children.

6 comments:

  1. Good for you for having a backbone! I totally agree, for what it's worth, and for all of the reasons you pointed out. God bless you and your family!

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