Saturday, July 21, 2007

Homeschooling Speech- Part 3 of 5

With home schooling, not only is there room for faith, but family is included also. This brings me to my second point, Family. Through out the bible parents are told to teach their own children.

Proverbs 22:6-
Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.

Deuteronomy 6:6-7

“And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. 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."

Ephesians 6:4-
Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

Did you know that, from a study by Josh McDowell he found out that 94% of Home schooled children will keep their parents faith after graduation whereas only 15-20% of public schooled children will keep their family’s faith. Imagine for a moment that you had ten children. If you sent them all to public school until graduation, according these statistics, only 2 of them will keep their faith. Whereas if you home schooled them, all but one would continue the faith. Of course it differs between families, but according to these statistics, that is what the outcome would look like. Also, these statistics are not new. This is old news and yet sadly there are hundreds and thousands of Christian parents who are still allowing the world, the State, to indoctrinate their children.

(slow)While we were in public school it seemed like there was a lot more stress and we didn’t get along very well, but now that we’re home schooled there’s absolutely no stress and we get along perfectly. Right? Ok maybe not but there has been a change. As I had illustrated at the beginning of my speech, we were busy all the time with school and homework, not to mention sports and music lessons. But it was more than that. It was the stress of constantly having to fit in. The feeling is hard to explain unless you’ve been there. It’s a relentless pressure to be cool like everyone else. And it is so devastating that 80% of Christian kids will leave the faith after high school.

1 comment:

  1. Thats why we should minister to all those lost, empty, dead souls...whens our next witnessing trip? :)