Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Changing the Pace of my family

It seems like we all come across paths in our lives where we need to step back and reevaluate what we are doing. When you have children it seems like that happens more frequently. Not only do you have to worry about how things are affecting you but your children as well. In today's society I feel like I am constantly sitting here going "what is wrong with people and what has happened to our country". We have become a country so filled with sin and are immune to it and feel that we will not suffer any consequences for our actions and that scares me greatly. 

Jake and I are trying to raise 4 children soon to be 5 children to know the Lord and his rules and follow them. We mess up daily we are not perfect by any means but we know that we will be held accountable for what we do and we are trying to teach our children that. But lately I feel like we are being pushed against a wall because we don't stand for what is trying to be pushed on us or our children. It seems like if we stand up for what we believe in we are ridiculed and called names. 

We have come to the decision that one of the better things we can do for our children is to pull them out of the public schools and home-school them next year. Yes I know that it is going to be very challenging for me to do this with 3 of the kids needing to be taught while also having a  2 1/2 year old and a newborn at home. I wouldn't be the first women to try it and I am sure I won't be the last. But I need to find a way to teach my children in a way that I see is God honoring. I no longer see public schools in the same light as I use to. I was raised in public school and know good kids can come from them but what I have seen my children learn lately is not what I want for them. 

We have kids as young as 10 and probably younger getting addicted to pornography and introducing other kids to it. WHY that is all I can ask is WHY. I know it is said to be "normal" for boys to look at porn but not at that young of age there is no purpose for it and it leads them to see women and girls in unhealthy ways that will ruin their marriages down the road.  

I was so worried at first with our decision because we expected to get support and encouragement from our family and we have gotten the exact opposite. We have been told how we can't do it and we are making a mistake by trying. But I have found a great deal of support and encouragement from other homeschooling families from our church and from my friends. 

1 comment:

  1. You are not wrong, and you CAN DO IT. I threatened to pull the boys and homeschool them. Hubby and I then decided that because they are older, and they will be subjected to 'the world' more when they are on their own, that they need to handle in these last few years at school. We've raised them the best we could until now, and outside of a few problems, they seem to have done ok. I wish I had home schooled them in their younger years though, and I think we would have had less problems.
    You have to do what you think is right for YOUR family. Like you said, God will be judging you for how your children are raised. Everyone else needs to worry about their own lives and children, because someday God will be judging them too - and he's not gonna reprimand you for how their children grew up!