And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thy sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thy liest down, and when thy risest up. Deuteronomy 6:7

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This page is dedicated to moms who desire to love their children by teaching them good things

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"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old , he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6

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And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

 

Thank you for visiting my “home school” page. I would like to share a brief testimony on how I came to teach my son (Roy) at home and I also want to share what the Lord has spoken to my heart about this subject. Shortly after I met the Lord He began to place this topic on my heart. I had never heard of home schooling prior to that and I couldn’t understand “why” someone would want to teach their children at home. However, the Lord pricked my heart about it as also He did my husband’s. We began to hear more and more about homeschooling and we were prompted to take a closer look and so I cried out to the Lord about it. I asked Him to please send the resources if it was His will for us to do this as I did not even know where to begin. The Lord sent someone right to my living room (almost immediately) and the Lord supplied all the information I needed to begin our journey of home schooling. In addition, I have found that I have had to become a student myself as the Lord has been teaching me what teaching our children means to HIM. I would like to share what He has taught me and pray that it is helpful and edifying to you.

As we first approached this homeschooling effort, it wasn’t long before I began to sift through lots and lots of home school curriculum catalogs. I was overwhelmed at first by all there was to choose from. However, after numerous hours of searching through them, I finally decided upon a curriculum. We were excited when the books first arrived. After a few weeks, things became grueling and Roy wasn’t a happy puppy anymore, so to speak. All that math and writing and tests and on and on.... We finished that year with frowns on our faces, exhausted, done in and dog-tired. I went before the Lord and asked Him to show me what had gone wrong, what was missing. Why this was happening? It wasn’t long after that when the Lord began to show me. However, initially I didn’t really want to ‘see’ what He was showing me. Because where He was leading would change my entire approach of teaching Roy and I wasn’t sure if I was ready for that big of a change. But the Lord kept prodding me. And as I became more and more weary, I finally decided to hear Him out and do things HIS way.

A couple of things that the Lord brought to my attention were actually two very important questions that He wanted me to consider: 1) Why had I begun to teach Roy at home? and 2) What should our goal be? I had to truly think these through. My first thought was because I wanted him to be a smart boy who was well learned in his academics. I quickly learned though, that that was what was important to me, and not so much to the Lord. I soon understood that my purpose was off kilter and I had already developed a very worldly view of home schooling. Basically, I wanted to take the ‘classroom’ and the teachings from the public school and bring them into my home. But the Lord began showing me that instilling godly character in Roy and raising him up in His ways should be the primary goal here. Teaching and showing him the character of Christ and a love for the Lord should be the priority. I soon realized that it didn’t matter how ‘smart’ he was or how much he knew in academics. What good is it for him to be excellent in math if he is not kind and loving? What good to be well educated and knowledgeable if he doesn’t love others and know the Lord? All those academics are insignificant without him knowing the Lord Jesus. What is my goal for Roy? For him to grow into a godly man who lives for others and serves the Lord in all things. For him to teach his own children the love of Christ and for them to be raised up to be godly people. Not only is this my desire, but it is the Lord’s also. I do want to clarify that I do believe that children should be taught academics, although it is not to be the priority and therefore should come after teaching them the things of God. When the Lord pricked my heart about teaching Roy godly character, I put down all academics (math books, English books, etc.) and taught only from the Bible. What a transformation in Roy after only a few short weeks! We began to see some fruit and what a blessing it was to see! Some academics did come back later but not until I had established a technique (God‘s technique) that worked... God, His Word and ways first, and THEN the academics. Praise God it works!! Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added unto you. With all that being said... that the purpose of teaching our children at home is to instill in them a love for Christ and for them to grow into godly adults.... I have composed a list of what Christians should be teaching their children (from a biblical standpoint) as compared to the dangerous secular teachings in public schools.

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What Christians Should Teach Their Children

  • Love the Lord with all their heart, mind, soul and strength
  • Esteem others better than themselves
  • Do all things without murmuring and disputing
  • Never return evil for evil
  • Love their neighbor
  • Reverence and obey the fathers authority
  • Strive to walk in love, wisdom and goodness
  • Love what God loves and hate what He hates
  • To love humility
  • Pray continually
  • Let nothing be done in strife or vainglory
  • Focus on things above
  • Be truthful always
  • Live simply- modestly

  • Despise all human glory
  • Be charitable and give freely to others
  • Be hospitable
  • Rejoice in the excellencies of others
  • Never do anything in order to look better than others
  • Banish every thought of self pride
  • Always glorify God
  • Do all things as unto the Lord
  • Avoid all gossip and idle talk
  • Visit the sick and poor
  • Love their enemies
  • Help others
  • Do good to those who hate them
  • Bless them that curse them
  • Pray for those who despitefully use them

  • Not to swear, let their yes be yes and their no be no
  • Forgive others
  • Be kind
  • Be merciful
  • Be gracious
  • Be sober minded

Specially for Girls

  • To have a meek and quiet spirit
  • homemaking
  • To reverence their husbands
  • To be content
  • Submission- to husbands and to God
  • To be modest
  • Receive correction
  • To love their children

What the Public School Teaches Our Children

  • Love yourself with all your heart, mind, soul and strength
  • Esteem yourself above others
  • Seek for human glory and honor
  • Strive to be the best while putting others down
  • Fight for your rights
  • Curse them that curse you
  • Despise authority
  • Be prideful
  • Be selfish
  • Be greedy
  • Be envious
  • Read and learn about witchcraft
  • Learn about alternative lifestyles (homosexuality etc.)
  • Ignore the God of heaven and even deny that He created all things

The list above is just a sampling of what we shoud be teaching our children. The Bible is chock-full of directions and commands for us to follow. I would like to add an important note. It is critical that we are living out the scriptures ourselves if we are to teach our children these things. Nothing works better or produces more results and fruit than being an example. Our words would become lifeless if they were only that... words. There was a song I heard not too long ago and it says... "I'd rather see a sermon, than hear one anyday" How true... our children need to see how to live out godly character in their lives. Telling them is only a small part in teaching them.
 
For all of you who are attempting to do things God's way by homeschooling your children... I pray the Lord will bless you as you endeavor to do what is pleasing to Him.

Please e-mail me with any questions or comments,
I would love to hear from you!
 

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Thank you!