by Jen McBride from Old Paths – Deuteronomy 6, Schole, and Homeschooling Through Affliction
Editor’s note: This lady is affiliated with Ladies Against Feminism and used to have a couple of different blogs, one that promoted and sold Plexus supplements. She has some sort of chronic health condition that is severe enough to impact her ability to homeschool her children. Here she claims that teaching your children to love God is much more important than English, Science or Math. Reminds me of the two recent articles by Mel in her ‘Homeschooling Badly’ series – Twenty Minutes of Homeschooling and Basic Life Lessons.
These verses have encouraged me over and over. I tend to like to make things hard for myself, getting bogged down in the perfect “way” to do everything and then browbeating myself when I fall short. But God’s commandments are not burdensome. His yoke really is easy and His burden is light. He gives us a basic outline with plenty of options in what the nuts and bolts of education can look like. He doesn’t say “Teach your children between these particular hours with this particular curriculum, in this exact way. At a desk.” Nope. Life is learning and learning is life. We can teach them as we live, whatever that happens to look like.
When I really take hold of this I realize that in spite of all the struggle and days that feel like a total failure, I actually am equipped to teach my children. Maybe not in the exact way my perfectionistic little mind would prefer, but capable none the less. What is even more encouraging is that even on the “liest down” days where spelling and Latin and nature walks and history all fall by the way side I can still teach them the most vital, life giving, crucial lesson of all: how to love God.
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