Don’t Teach Conclusions

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By Andrea Schwartz at www.wordsfromandrea.com

“It needs more than ever to be stressed that the best and truest educators are parents under God. The greatest school is the family. In learning, no act of teaching in any school or university compares to the routine task of mothers in teaching a babe who speaks no language the mother tongue in so short a time. No other task in education is equal to this. The moral training of the children, the discipline of good habits, is an inheritance from the parents to the children which surpasses all other. The family is the first and basic school of man.” ~ R. J. Rushdoony, The Institutes of Biblical Law, p. 185

I often tell parents that one of the positive by-products of teaching your children how to think Biblically (teaching them God’s law-word) rather thanwhat to think is that, as they mature, they can be one of the many counselors the Bible suggests a person needs to make sound decisions.

One of the most dangerous things you can do as a parent is to teach your children to think Biblically. Why? Because, once you establish that their chief duty in life is to “Fear God and keep His commandments” (Eccles. 12:13), you have communicated the truth that you and they are under the authority of God and governed by the same standard. That automatically invalidates any parental assertion, “My word is law,” and that obedience to the parent must be carried out blindly, without question. This puts a tremendous onus on parents to ensure that the rules they are mandating are, in fact, correctly lined up with God’s Word explicitly or implicitly.1 Continue reading “Don’t Teach Conclusions”

Sturdy Womanhood- The Story of a Mother

When I was growing up, my Mom worked a lot. She was a hair dresser during the day and waited tables at night. Sometimes, she had three jobs. That was life. She was divorced, buried her oldest son and she worked. My Mom never walked around saying being a Mom was hard. Life was hard, but she didn’t walk around defeated. It was what it was. Read the rest here … Continue reading Sturdy Womanhood- The Story of a Mother

Orphans’ Lonely Beginnings Reveal How Parents Shape A Child’s Brain

How much does the spiritual affect the physical? Psalm 31:10 tells us that strength fails and bones are consumed because of iniquity. It seems science is showing us that the love of Christ that parents give their children both through love and lawful and appropriate chastisement, benefits their souls and their bodies. Note how the article suggests that repentance built synapse neglected in early child … Continue reading Orphans’ Lonely Beginnings Reveal How Parents Shape A Child’s Brain

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After Steubenville: 25 Things Our Sons need to know about Manhood

From the gifted Ann Voskamp of A Holy Experience–the best thing I’ve read on this terrible crime: When you’re the mother of four sons, Steubenville is about us. Steubenville is about having a conversation with sons about hard things and asking you to do holy things. Because a Steubenville doesn’t begin with football and it doesn’t begin with alcohol and it doesn’t begin with unsupervised jocks with … Continue reading After Steubenville: 25 Things Our Sons need to know about Manhood

Family structure: it’s an education in itself

From Andrea Mrozak over at Mercatornet: Improving education outcomes is a goal for schools and ministries of education all over the world. And so it should be, since they are linked to a host of other advantages, especially in a knowledge-based economy. It will be interesting to note, then, whether those who desire these improvements will grab hold of the results of the recently released World … Continue reading Family structure: it’s an education in itself

Provision

This is a subject I wanted to touch upon when I wrote my last post, but time simply did not permit, so here I am now. The skeptical question of “how can you afford so many children?” is often simply answered by, “God provides,” and this, in return, gets a lot of raised eyebrows. “Don’t you think it’s irresponsible to simply trust God?”; “Don’t you think it’s careless to venture forward and have baby after baby without a sound financial plan?”  Continue reading “Provision”

“Children Are a Blessing” Documentary

Join the Moore family in this timely documentary as they briefly expose the evil history of the birth control movement on the 50th anniversary of “the pill.”  Listen as they transparently share their testimony of how God, in His grace and mercy, opened their eyes in spite of their own sinful beginning. Be encouraged as they casually answer questions often posed to large families. Then, experience … Continue reading “Children Are a Blessing” Documentary