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My daughter wants blue hair!

Posted on 7/8/2019 by Greg Yoder

Blue hair. I don’t like it either. My problem is I don’t like any hair color that’s not “normal.” Question: is blue hair an essential, conviction, or a preference? Yeah, I went there, sorry. I’m speaking to the choir, though, because I don’t like it either. I had rules in our house. No blue (or other color) hair, tattoos, or multiple piercings until they were ready to move out of the house. I didn’t want them to do something stupid that would make them unemployable, you know? But still, is that a mountain that we should die on? My first thought is, “Do my kids respect me enough to honor my standards?” But now I’m thinking, “Why was that a rule? To make it MORE difficult?” What do you think? Let me know at our website.

Suggested Reading: Romans 14:1-13
Monday, July 8, 2019 10:00 AM
Dying your hair blue is different than a tattoo. Relax! It washes out eventually. Tattoos are permanent. Let them color their hair. If you say no to things like this, they may find ways to rebel. Give them some space.
Melissa Henderson
Monday, July 8, 2019 7:23 PM
Pick and choose battles. Some things are more important than blue hair. :-)
Thursday, July 18, 2019 1:50 AM
The bible says 'We are fearfully and wonderfully made'. I let my kids know God created them with the colour of hair that suits them and make them beautiful.
If you let them dye their hair blue because it will wash out, someday they will want to go the extra mile and request for something more to modify their body.
Teach them what the Bible say, with prayer and I believe the Lord will work in them.

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