I am very thankful that my brother and I were home educated by our Christian parents. I am thankful my husband's parents were able to send him and his siblings to a good Christian school at their church. And I am extremely thankful to be able to enjoy the blessings of homeschooling our children to the glory of God!
Today I am especially thankful!
With today's headlines about the Obama administration issuing the decree demanding that public schools nationwide must accomodate "transgender" students allowing them to use their choice of bathroom, locker rooms, etc. I am saddened to think there are still Christian people sending their children to be educated in this environment!
The entire public school system in America is flawed at its very core. Christians should especially take note that God in His Word NEVER gives the responsibility for teaching and training children to anyone but PARENTS!
Whether parents take on this responsibility themselves by homeschooling or delegate this task to others by sending their children to a public or private school, God still holds parents ultimately accountable for the raising of their own children. You will be held accountable for what your children are taught to believe is normal, moral, and accepted.
Sadly more and more of the curriculum, rules, and policies of American public schools are determined on a federal level. The ideal of a little country public school where there were some Christian teachers and where Godly principles were still upheld to some extent is quickly becoming a thing of the past. Local school boards and individual teachers have little to no say over anything, and parents have even less.
I am seeing that many people are outraged at this federal order that has been issued today, and they should be. But my question to Christian people is: What are you going to do about it?
No matter who gets elected into office this year, surely we can see that the our culture is moving further and further away from Godliness and closer and closer toward a humanistic society of moral relativism where basically anything (except true Christianity) goes. The Scriptures plainly warned us that these days would come. Good is called evil, and evil is called good. This will continue to grow worse and worse until the end of time. It isn't going to get any better, folks.
It is time for the Christian parents of this nation to wake up from their sleep. They need to realize the seriousness of what is truly happening and that their children are at stake here.
This is so much more than a simple bathroom issue!
My husband and I both agree that if we had a child in the public school system right now, this right issue here would have been the last straw!
So I want to strongly urge the Christian believers of this nation who are upset about today's news to honestly and prayerfully consider home educating your children (or finiding a truly Christ-honoring private school that you can be a part of) for your children's good and for God's glory.
I am sure many parents will be considering making this momentous step in the days to come. Really with the current school year drawing soon to a close, this is a perfect time to start planning to homeschool for next year!
It may seem overwhelming to some of you, but I assure you homeschooling is nowhere near as hard or as complicated as you might think; and best of all: God will be there! I can personally testify to God's faithfulness
to bless our homeschooling efforts.
If you are looking into starting homeschooling but have no idea where to start, I encourage you to first check out the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) to find out what the laws are that govern homeschooling in your state. It is legal in all 50 states at this time, but it is handled a bit differently in each one. Thankfully (for now) in KY we are blessed with a lot of homeschooling freedom!
Then I encourage you to find a local homeschool support group in your area (Google, Facebook, local library, or your church are all good places to start looking) so you have someone to help point you in the right direction for finding the best curriculum for your family and special activities or information specific to your area.
I also encourage you to check out the many hundreds of homeschool blogs that are out there for support and inspiration.
Any material sacrifice you may have to make in order to get your children out of the public school environment is going to be extemely small when compared to the eternal souls of your children.
If you are a Christian, and you STILL have your children in public school...why? What is holding you back from making a stand? If you are new to homeschooling or considering it, feel free to send me a message and I would be glad to help!