The proliferation of choices in our
society has combined with the
psychology of the child-centered
household to put a strain on our
Iam on a campaign to take back the meaning of words. Our culture has a tendency to redefine and par- ticularly to distort good words. The
word economics serves as a great example. Economics comes from the Middle
French word economie from Latin
oeco-nomia from the Greek oikonomίā. The
original Greek word is equivalent to oîko
(s) = house + -nomia= -nomy.
In other words, economy literally
translates “management of the household.” Therefore, strictly defined, the
term home economics is redundant.
Based on the above definition of
economics, parents could think of
themselves as venture capitalists. We risk
our resources on children in the hopes
that they will become heirs with Christ.
Unfortunately, in today’s society, many
parents risk their resources on children
in the hopes that they become heirs