Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tattoos, Salvation and the Proverbs 31 Lady

“We talked in Sunday school about how tattoos are sinful,” my son said, jumping into the van after church.

I squirmed in the driver’s seat. I was glad to have a reason to sway my thirteen-year-old from wanting a tattoo, but didn’t find his statement accurate.

“Our teacher showed us a verse that says you shouldn’t mark your body.”

I knew what he was talking about, but I also knew it was found in the Old Testament, part of the Old Covenant, a set of laws we are no longer bound to as new creatures in Christ. I had a decision to make. Should I let him believe tattoos were a sin and save myself a possible adolescent battle later or should I tell him the truth?

Click on The Quiet Quill where I am guest posting to read the rest of the story.


Christine said...

Ooooh, it's not up yet and now I want to know the rest of the story! ;) I'll have to check back later.

Miriam Pauline said...

My friend, the tears are streaming as I reflect on your wisdom in parenting and in life. I so want to be like you when I grow up (or at least as my kids grow up)! Thank you for being so real in your revealing Christ leading you.

Warren Baldwin said...

I linked here from Quiet Quill where I read your post. Very good!

cin said...

I whispered yes over and over while reading this.
So gentle. So smart. So grounded.
Tami, Holy cow! This is so beautiful to my heart this morning.
Hugging you so big

Anonymous said...

I would love to read the rest of this article but cant seem to get the link to work. Is it available somewhere else?