That saves on a lot of garbage being taught to him that he was getting when I did send him.
That scripture is one of my favourites.
However, he is allowed friends [or at least playmates], that are not Christian, nor believers in any faith at all. This is because we don't live in a big area, we just moved here, and the children live next door.
On the other hand, these children use foul language, some have beaten him up [the police were involved last week], they are unruley and have no respect...not all of them...but MOST of them are this way. I had a 10 year old girl use the 'f' word at me because she was mad that I asked someone a question... about 'what' was going on outside... so, bullying isn't only directed at children to children...it is to adults.
I get 'bullied' by one boy, is about 13, and bigger than me [I am about 5'5" and not a tiny woman- no huge...but large]... and strong... well I can't us physical strength on this kid, he would beat the crap out of me... he is huge! He comes right up to my face and yells swear words and lies into my face... like, it is really sad.
We pray for him, and the other children. Because my son, just wants to play. He doesn't want to 'break' into buildings [which they think it's fun to go into abandoned buildings here and destroy the insides], steal, etc. He just want to play in the snow, snow board, play tag... just have fun.
It's sad to see the children so corrupted by the social environment. Sending my son to school, was just a huge melting pot of it...and I had to put an end. When he started breaking out, head to toe, in hives because of stress of going to school... for fear of being beaten up or bullied... I knew, that he needed to come out... and come home. He couldn't learn anything in a classroom, covered with hives because he couldn't concentrate.
It is sad. Kids like to be together. Sheltering them, a bit from the public school system [by the way...we tried a Private school this winter, and it was okay...but not what he needed... they let him go...because they said "that we can't provide for him in a manner that meets his academic needs"... okay...home he comes, home he stays. He has been tested, and is highly intelligent. His vocabulary is way beyond a 9 year old, and he knows more than some adults. He even amazes me sometimes, which is like a breathe of fresh air!!
My son is also, very spiritual. He is developing his own relationship with God and Jesus. He prays, and isn't forced to do 'anything'... he is shown the way... and he freely chooses it.
We live IN the world. We don't have to BE the world, in the sense that we don't have to be part OF... what happens, we have choice.