How would wise King Solomon judge this modern day two parent claims to decide this child’s sex?

The Chicago Tribune Ask Amy published a grandparent’s concern for their grandson.  

The grandparent asks for advice how to cope with the wife of their divorced son who is dressing their 7-year-old grandson with girls’ clothes when in her custody. The grandparent’s son is the father changes his clothes and gets upset if anyone sees him wearing girls’ clothes.

The Purpose of This Post

Is to relate an ancient proverb regarding evidence and wonder how King Solomon would judge this modern-day conundrum.

King Solomon

Do not move an ancient boundary stone set up by your ancestors. (Proverb 22:29)

Do not move an ancient boundary stone or encroach on the fields of the fatherless, (Proverb 23:10)

What’s My Point?

A court ordered child therapist has been assigned to try to resolve the parent’s conflict.

King Solomon ordered a sword be brought to split a baby in half knowing in his wisdom that the love of the real mother would be to give up her child rather than have him killed.

Amy advised the grandparent to just love the child and accept the outcome.

The ancient proverb gave advice to protect a” boundary line with a visible stone to mark the line and warned of a server penalty for anyone to move a boundary stone of a helpless widow.

Is my relating the proverb stone as a marker, the child sex organs sufficient evidence in ancient times would probably be a simple evidence for King Solomon to judge the parents claims.

The point of this post is to give my accolades to the advice given by Amy.  

In My Opinion

Amy’s advice to the grandparent to just be grandparents.” No child has ever needed love, neutral accepting grandparents than this child.”

I agree with the advice about the love aspect, but wonder if the child should just be allowed to make his or her decision when he reaches the age of adulthood and understands the consequences of his decision in his life.

I also wonder how King Solomon would judge this matter which is similar because he had no witnesses when he judged the harlot’s claims.

I am not a child therapist but wonder if any child therapist has enough wisdom and evidence to make these type decisions for a 7-year-old child?

If Interested

Read the Source Links below which include an essay of how of advice for modern day lawyers based on King Solomon’s judgement in regards to this statement

 “Is the evidence clear, or ambiguous?”

You Decide

How would you decide this conundrum and advise the concerned grandparent?

Is the evidence clear or ambiguous?

Is my relating the above proverbs to this modern-day conundrum wise or foolish

Regards and goodwill blogging.

Chicago Tribune June 18, 2020 – Ask Amy

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Solomon’s Judgement a short essay on proof – Oxford Academic

(Google the above title to read)