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  1. Heather
    July 16, 2016

    God bless your sweet little family!

    I think it’s hard for our husbands, who have themselves been circumcised. But it is hard for us mothers, too, as God instills a real mother-bear level of protection in our hearts. I have long recognized circumcision as an attack on mother-baby bonding AND the marriage…and I know you-know-who is behind this modern circumcision too.

    Your husband will continue to grow and see it for what it really is, I’m sure. In the meantime, it’s clear the Lord had your back on this issue, and is patient with us.

    My husband was very resistant at first, but changed his mind after reading a few articles. (He changed his mind even before I was decided! This was when I was 7 months pregnant with my first son, third child.) Now he is fully against modern circumcision. But it takes time to get there.

    Well done, mama!

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  2. Tina-Marie Ogg
    July 16, 2016

    Wow this story made me angry. Its great that she realized he was more concerned w/ controlling her than his sons well being. I don’t understand why she would stay with him though.

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    • Maureen
      July 16, 2016

      Because she is a woman of strong commitment and convictions. Marriage is one of them.

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    • Steph
      July 16, 2016

      I hardly think a disagreement that was settled in the end is a reason to divorce the father of my children and love of my life. Thanks for reading my story. I pray you can see his intentions and reserve judgment on my family. This story was told to bring light to the very real dilemma that many Christian families face in making this decision– to do away with tradition and go against the grain, or face convictions about what the Bible does or doesn’t say. My husband is a good man who works hard and loves us fiercely. His love for our son was what propelled him to want to do this– he believes that circumcision is a symbol of dedication to Christ. I happen to disagree. We still love each other immensely and with the help of God, can get through any challenges like this one.

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    • Joseph
      July 17, 2016

      We at Little Images understand that everyone has differing theology, and sometimes it’s hard to really examine beliefs that one has held their whole life. Stephanie’s husband is an awesome husband and father. We are immensely thankful for the fact that he DID question his beliefs and IS on a journey of seeking understanding int his regard. He has done what many well-meaning husbands and fathers here in the US have not had the courage to do, and we applaud him for that.

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  3. Marcie
    July 16, 2016

    I don’t understand why her husband seems to have only read the Old Testament and not the New? And as a Christain man why is he so adamant about following one of the outdated Old Testament traditions, even though it would damage his son, when he likely doesn’t follow the others (like animal sacrifice, not eating certain foods, not mixing fabrics…). Jesus came and sacrificed himself and we no longer follow those old traditions because of his sacrifice.bseems to me that this man is a hypocrit and pucks and chooses what he wants to follow in the bible and is so fixated on this one outdated “sacrifice” that he hasn’t even paid attention to what the bible says about circumcision after Christ came. The New Testament clearly says that circumcision means nothing anymore and that only your faith and love for Christ means anything.

    Galatians 5: 1-6 For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. 2 Look: I, Paul, say to you that if you accept circumcision, Christ will be of no advantage to you. 3 I testify again to every man who accepts circumcision that he is obligated to keep the whole law. 4 You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace. 5 For through the Spirit, by faith, we ourselves eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness. 6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love.

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    • Sarah
      July 16, 2016

      I agree. I had a fellow Christian mom and friend argue with me that God commands circumcision and thats why she cut her son…meanwhile a few chapters from the verse she used in defense of cutting in the OT it forbids tattoos and she has a sleeve. It was so hard to not snarkily point that out to her.

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  4. Marcie Redgwell
    July 16, 2016

    I don’t understand why this Christian man seems to have not read the New Testament and its passages about circumcision.

    This story clearly states that the husbands main reason for wanting to circumcise was because he is Christian and he felt it was commanded to him by God. But that is the Old Testament and he likely doesn’t follow the other commandments from the Old Testament like animal sacrifice.

    If he is Christian he should know that those sacrifices became useless when Jesus came and gave the ultimate sacrifice of his life on the cross. Circumcision is useless and pointless because what is required of him as a Christian is to have faith and love in Jesus.

    How could he so adamantly claim to be Christian but have never seen the many parts of the New Testament that talk against circumcision? (Personally I don’t think religion should ever be used as a reason for cutting a baby or a child, but it is especially annoying that he is using Christianity as a reason when the New Testament is clear on the pointlessness of it).

    “Galatians 5: 1-6 For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. 2 Look: I, Paul, say to you that if you accept circumcision, Christ will be of no advantage to you. 3 I testify again to every man who accepts circumcision that he is obligated to keep the whole law. 4 You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace. 5 For through the Spirit, by faith, we ourselves eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness. 6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love.”

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  5. Barbara Walker Martin Seagle
    July 16, 2016

    It was just the thing to do back in the day. I’m so glad People are finally saying no.

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  6. Justine Lines
    July 17, 2016

    American men have been hurt. Trauma changes the brain – it seeks to justify the trauma done by perpetuating it. Instead of condemning this man, let’s celebrate the strength and clarity of the Mama, and send love to this family that has walked through fire to change the generational narrative. We love your family, Mom and Dad, and understand your struggle. We thank you for opening up about this story, and for staying together to parent your beautiful children. God IS Good.

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  7. Julie Christina Parker Popple
    July 17, 2016

    Most christians don’t read the bible. I know, I live in rural NC where no one questions and those who question are sinners. It’s not rocket science to let a baby NOT be sliced up… its common compassion.

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  8. Bethany Hudon
    July 17, 2016

    Now a days most doctors refuse to do it unless you push for it.

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    • Rachelle
      July 18, 2016

      That might be true where you are but our local doctors still ask if all parents want it on multiple occasions. That’s pushy to me. This is the case in a lot of other places too. It was a huge topic on my pregnancy forum. 🙁

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  9. Sarah Elizabeth Shannon
    July 18, 2016

    Christian or not, if your born with it, obviously it’s supposed to be there…..duh

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    • Steph
      August 6, 2016

      I have to respectfully challenge that way of thinking… here’s why: My husband was extremely passionate about his religious convictions for circumcising yet I fought and kept my boy intact. Both of my children were born with lip ties and anterior tongue ties that needed to be cut. If my husband had been told “if you’re born with it, it’s supposed to be there” was a justification for keeping him intact, then he would have fought for the birth defects to remain intact as well (which if you are familiar with ties, makes the breastfeeding relationship almost impossible). kind of like “well, you said no one was allowed to touch our son with a knife, yet having his mouth cut is okay. so it’s hypocritical.”
      Some things are not supposed to be there and foreskin is not a defect, two very different things, I know, but on paper, to a pro-circ, it seems like a double standard. it’s very important for us to spread the education behind WHY we believe this to be true, especially from a medical standpoint because those myths have been busted. You may never change someone’s moral and religious convictions, but you CAN present irrefutable scientific evidence as to why this is an antiquated practice and totally unnecessary and quite dangerous.

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  10. Jessica Siegert
    July 18, 2016

    ❤️

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