Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. 6 “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. The Greatest Commandment Deuteronomy 6:5-9
I’m not putting this here just so I can argue with working moms or even SAHM’s who don’t homeschool. This is a place where I am writing how important it is to me and how I’m thankful as a SAHHM that I am able to train up a child, in a way that I believe honors God. You can have a million different arguments why you think it wrong or right, but I believe we are to teach our children to LOVE God with all our hearts, soul and mind and to do so all day long. Not just portions of our day. I’m not saying that a parent can’t do differently or else that child will turn out horribly messed up because they do differently. My intention is not to judge other women on their choices. I believe God gave you a brain and it is for you to read your bible, pray and decide what you should do. Not for me to decide it. But as for me and my house, this is a choice I make. I don’t need another’s approval, because the only one that matters to me is God’s and if I believe this is how I can best serve him and honor him with my children then this is where I am regardless of any reasons why someone else might disagree. At home I have an opportunity and an obligation to raise my children to know who it is that Loves them so so much and that is how I want to spend majority of my day. I’m not homeschooling because I want them to be super-smart, I’m not homeschooling because I want to shield them from the world- that bad stuff will reach them anyway. I homeschool them because I believe God led my heart to it, and with that I homeschool because I want to teach my children the real God of the bible, not the worldly version of it.
Sorry… I may have ranted slightly… but you know… you get it. Hopefully.