“Not under my roof”

| August 2, 2011

From Carolyn Moynihan over at Mercatornet: A professor of sociology wrote a week or so ago in the New York Times that American family life might be much improved if parents in the US were more like those in the Netherlands who — typically, it is implied — allow their teenage daughters to have their […]

UN Women Advances Radical Agenda at U.S. Universities

| July 5, 2011

UN Women, an agency of the United Nations created last year to promote the advancement of women, has spent the year hard at work getting schools in the United States on board with programs that fail to make progress against serious mistreatment of women but instead focus on a liberal social agenda.  They advocate not […]

The college rip-off

| May 21, 2011

From the NY Post yesterday: Amid all the uplifting clichés at their commencement ceremonies, graduating col lege students won’t hear a line applicable to some of them — you got ripped off. Student debt just surpassed the country’s credit-card debt for the first time. It is projected to top $1 trillion this year, according to […]

When an Oasis is Really a Mirage

| May 21, 2011

An excellent piece from The Center for Women of Faith in Culture highlights why there can be no neutrality when it comes to discipleship: Women need to hear from other women. This is a truth impressed upon us through stories in scripture about women like Ruth & Naomi and Mary & Martha. In scripture, we […]

Getting Down to the Nitty Gritty of Life!

| May 17, 2011

From Kathy Brodock of Teaching Good Things: Before we had kids I was an expert on children! Yep…it’s true! THEN God gave me some and I repent and confess I know very little! I think part of my ignorance was because I had two siblings growing up and I was at a baby sitter or […]

Teach girls to say “no” – British MP

| May 10, 2011

From Carolyn Moynihan over at Mercatornet: British secondary schools are required by law to teach the biological facts of human reproduction in science lessons, but students themselves often say the instruction given is too biological. The facts also speak for themselves: Britain has the highest teenage pregnancy rate in Europe. So when Conservative MP Nadine […]

The State of Home Education

| April 2, 2011

The homeschool community in America has been in an uproar for the past week. Online message boards, Facebook communities, and Twitter accounts have been frantically exchanging information and conversation on recent events.  Questions have arisen. Accusations have flown. Statements have been made.  Stands have been taken. There is much to be concerned about. We are […]

Home Educating in Biblical Truth

| February 18, 2011

Lee Ann Garfias has written an excellent review of a new Bible curriculum and addresses the importance of not censoring Scripture for our children but giving them the whole counsel of God: Sin, grace, salvation, and the cross are not “adult concepts” but are rather part of the gospel message preached to all. But Jesus […]

Stay-at-Home Daughter Graduation

| November 22, 2010

Since I am approaching my “graduation” from stay-at-home daughterhood, as I will move on to my new career description as a stay-at-home wife in just a few months, I thought it would be beneficial to reflect on these past four years. The choice to live at home with one’s parents instead of going away to college or […]

Cultivating the Next Generation

| September 5, 2010

At church on Sunday morning, one of our elders, while giving his sermon, asked if there were any little children who would like to come up to the front of the church and tell everyone something they know about God. Getting up in front of our large church and speaking would be scary enough as […]

Why Teenagers Are Growing Up So Slowly Today

| August 14, 2010

Thank you to Ann over at Holy Experience for recommending this piece: Here’s a Twilight Zone-type premise for you. What if surgeons never got to work on humans, they were instead just endlessly in training, cutting up cadavers? What if the same went for all adults – we only got to practice at simulated versions […]

We Made It!

| June 15, 2010

Our homeschool experience began in 1989 with a cute, wiggly five year old kindergartner.  In the late eighties homeschooling was unusual.  In 1992, I became a single mother and continued to homeschool.  While homeschooling was uncommon at that time, doing it solo was unheard of.   There were those who meant well by telling me to […]

Avoiding the College Trap

| June 10, 2010

From Joel McDurmon over at American Vision: A college degree guarantees you nothing. It could, in fact, ruin your future. There was a time when having a college degree almost guaranteed you a “good job,” certainly one that pays better than those not requiring a bachelor’s degree. Parents then determined that the costs involved added […]

Alternatives to college education

| May 19, 2010

From Mercator.net: Here is a question that interests me a lot: Are we pushing too many high school graduates into university/college education? Recently on Mercatornet Thomas C Reeves suggested that we are. The New York Times last week discussed the same question, and the Wall Street Journal implied it with an opinion piece on graduate […]

Should Young Women Go to College?

| May 17, 2010

After I graduated high school in 2007, I was faced countless times with a very common question: “Where are you going to school?” College is such a cultural “coming of age” and a “rite of passage” that few ever considered the possibility that I would not be stepping onto a college campus sometime soon. They […]