Our family guards the Lord’s Day, Sunday, carefully. We worship with our congregation in the morning and evening. We spend afternoons with extended family.
I am not willing to give this day up for sports activities. We need a day of rest.
We remain in recreational leagues on purpose. We are always very polite about it and tell coaches as soon as we know of any event scheduled on the Lord’s Day that our children are unavailable on Sunday. There was a season M-girl missed half of her games because they were on Sunday. There was another where the coach scheduled two practices a week with the second on Sunday. We’ve never had a coach deride us or take revenge against our children for this practice. In fact, we’ve been given respect for taking this stance. Jason was recently talking with a former coach (and now family friend) whose daughters are playing travel soccer often on Sundays. He told Jason he thought of us on those games.
We love sports, or we wouldn’t do so much of them, but we love the Lord more and we love that he has given us a day off every week to worship and rest in Him. Let’s stop giving that up - for our family, for our children, and for our grandchildren who follow after us.