Category Articles List
- The Freedom To Homeschool
Freedom is never simply bestowed without effort on the recipients. The freedom to homeschool was won through the efforts of many homeschooling pioneers. It will be up to future generations to hold onto that freedom. So when we count our blessings and thank God for the freedoms we enjoy, letâ€™s not forget to include the freedom to homeschool.
- What Can A Grandparent Do?
Are you the Christian grandparent of a child who is not being raised in a Christian home? Do you feel helpless to influence your grandchildren for Christ? Joyce has some encouragement for you.
- When Fathers Refuse To Lead
Nearly all Christian aspire to have a home in which the father is the spiritual head of the household. But what do families do when the father refuses to lead?
- Little Boys Lost
If we want our little boys to grow into men who are faithful church goers, we must make certain that they grow up knowing that the church needs bold men of God who are willing to take the lead in teaching, decision making, and protecting the flock. If we can accomplish this, we will make certain that the next generation will have the leadership necessary to advance Christianity throughout the world.
- A Really Good Mom
Today it is especially hard to know how to be a "good" mom. Child psychologists, educators, and church leaders all have their own definitions of what constitutes an outstanding mother.
- Preschoolers Are People Too - Discipline For Children
The Bible promises us that if we will "train up a child in the way he should go, when he is old he will not depart from it." (Proverbs 22:6) That should be the goal of all parents—to train their children so that when they are adults they will continue to live their lives in a manner that glorifies God and is an asset to society. Training, however, is multifaceted and takes a great deal of time on the part of the parents. Last week we discussed training for babies; this week we will discuss training for older children.
- Preschoolers Are People Too: Discipline For Babies
When we hear the word "discipline," most of us think of spanking, grounding, sending a child to its room, withholding a privilege or some such similar action. Yet, none of these is discipline. They are all important because they are part of the punishment phase of discipline, but in and of themselves they are not discipline.
- Preschoolers Are People Too-Be Respectful
Your preschoolers are vitally important to the success of your homeschool. Every day let them know that you are counting on them. Tell them that you are proud of them for behaving so well; tell them that you appreciate their contributions. Never be afraid to tell them that their good behavior makes your homeschool possible. They will be proud of themselves for having played such an important role.
- Biblical Advice On How To Raise Children
I read a book by a famous Christian psychiatrist in the 80s. It's purpose is to counsel parent in how to raise their children. I must critique it, so here goes...
- Christian Parenting In A Tough World
A comparison of today's hardships in parenting to yesterday's advantages in parenting amd what Christian parents can do about it.
- Why I Love Texting
fact, I would have to say that texting was a major contributor to our success and soon became my new best friend. No, it was not the kind of texting that kids do using their big thumbs on teeny tiny keyboards that send weirdly coded messages to itty bitty screens. It was the kind of texting that saved us many hours and made our school day much more efficient.
- Get Real
Many people assume that homeschools have little, if any, real structure and that homeschooled students are allowed to study only what interests them and to do so on whatever schedule suits them. Unfortunately, there is some basis for people having this impression of homeschoolers, and it has led to many parents applying this line of thinking to their homeschools. I am, therefore, writing this blog to offer some insights into how to make your homeschool “real.”
Children are typically a source of pride for their parents. Sometimes things do not work out right and children become a source of shame to their parents.
- Prayer For Sick Children!
Prayer is the most effective spiritual weapon in defeating the enemy. When sickness comes we need to rebuke the symptoms in the name of Jesus and Release the Blood of Jesus Christ against them because Jesus had paid for our sickness on the cross and by his stripes we are healed.
- The Daddy Factor
If you’re like me, you have no problem seeing God as Creator, King of the Universe, Holiest of the holy, Mover of mountains, Judge of mankind and Righter of wrongs; but as Daddy? That’s a little tougher.
- What Is America Teaching Her Sons?
America must teach her sons that God has never accepted a double standard. He expects purity and faithfulness from both men and women. Until we have men who are willing to live by God’s laws and provide an example to others, our nation will not be healed. We had better start teaching our sons that God’s rules are, in the end, the only ones worth embracing.
- Love's Plan
God's plan for Love
- Tiger-mom: Rearing Kids The Asian Or American Way
Amy Chua wrote an article for the Wall Street Journal comparing the Asian and American methods of child-rearing. The article went viral and caused quite a storm as opinions from both schools have been posted. I agree with much of what Amy wrote but these are reasons my five-year-old will not have a Tiger Mom.
- When Is The Right Answer The Wrong Answer
Whether you homeschool or not, if you have children you probably supervise their homework. I want to encourage you to take the time to find out not only what your children are thinking but why they are thinking it. It is easy to become impatient and provide a “correct” answer that is obvious to you. However, if you take the time to find out why you little student is coming to a different conclusion from that of the textbook, you may be pleased to discover that his answer is the right one after all.
- Who's Your Favorite?
The next time your child asks you, “Who’s your favorite?” tell him why he is your favorite. Let that child know that you love everyone equally, but also tell him what qualities make him special and give him a place in your heart that no one else can ever fill.
- What Do You See My Little One?
This is a prayer a parent might say as their young child awakens.
- Prayer Of A Loving Mother To Her Baby
This is a prayer a mother might say.
- Mother's Prayer For Her Baby
This is a prayer a mother might say to her baby as she rocks her baby to sleep.
- Obedience Is Better Than Sacrifice
In the bible God says "obedience is better than sacrifice". I read that all the time. I thought I had a grasp on it until we started walking down this road again with the second transplant. God really has given me such a clearer picture of that statement and I want to run out of the room and say "no more!".
- The Man Drawer. Do You Have One?
How organized is your spiritual life when it comes to parenting?