Wilma Atkinson has been a principal/teacher for decades. She has a M.A. in Elementary Education. Wilma served on the Curriculum Committees for the Ohio, Iowa-Missouri, and Columbia Union Conferences. Writing is her favorite hobby, and she co-authored guides for teaching Missouri history and Iowa history. Her husband, Ron, is a pastor. Wilma wrote this article from the simultaneous perspectives of parent, teacher, and pastor’s spouse; it was first published in Praxis.