Congrats on the project completion, Jenn!
I'm with Tomi on this one. If God prevented us from doing bad things, we wouldn't be free. We would just be computer programs, running our codes. And freedom isn't real if you don't have real choices with real consequences. Unfortunately, our bad choices can and do affect others. C.S. Lewis (yes, the Narnia guy) wrote a great book on this subject, The Problem of Pain. He was great for tackling hard questions straight on.
Don't live in fear for your children. One of the worst things we can do for our kids is swaddle them. Believer or not, statistically, the chance of anything happening is very, very low. We avoid needless risk, absolutely, but kids have to live their lives.
My oldest son lived with a roommate whose older brother had died at the age of ten. After that, his parents turned into super-helicopter parents. When he went off to college, they even drove into town every week to do his laundry. This kid could not handle any kind of stress or setback. He would get suicidal over bad grades. He had no skill set for handling any kind of adversity, because his parents had handled everything for him. Street-proof your kids, and let them play outside.
5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again
More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
- Lewis Mumford