The Kingdom-Driven Family

Building a Home That Serves Christ and His Kingdom

Christian education is the fundamental issue that needs to be confronted in our day by those who profess Christ. Too many within the church who complain about the status quo fail to realize that by handing over their children to government schools, they are the problem. The truncated gospel they follow somehow allows them to …

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Over the years, my hair has become grayer and the forces of gravity have helped establish me as an older woman, one who is deemed wise. Thus, I’ve had the opportunity and privilege of being consulted for advice when home schooling parents experience difficulty in the raising and rearing of their children. Having made a …

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Teaching is a risky business. What if your students do not really learn the truths you wish to convey? Worse yet, what if they come up with the “wrong” conclusions about what you have instructed – perspectives quite different from your own? If you are a teacher in a day school setting, you might file …

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Whether you are homeschooling one child or a number of them, it is important for the homeschooling parent/teacher to use her time and her children’s time wisely. Not only will this foster a better learning environment, but also will convey a sense of dignity to the activity, establishing it as a purposeful one. There are …

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Some Frequently Asked Questions 1. Why would I want to homeschool through high school? The book of Proverbs stresses the importance of wisdom, knowledge, and discretion. Throughout a young person’s life, it is important that the primary influences be godly individuals who know the young person’s strengths and weaknesses and can provide hands-on support in …

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Since one of the major themes of the Bible is to abstain from worshipping idols, it is incumbent upon the Christian homeschool teacher, to make sure that the subject is thoroughly covered and properly understood. Unfortunately, most parents spend more time on “Look both ways before crossing the street,” and “Have you cleaned your room?” …

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 I love clocks. If you were to visit my home, you’d see all sorts of clocks in almost every room of the house. Some of these clocks chime, others ding, some play music, others have a swinging pendulum, while still others display the barometric pressure and humidity levels. (Since I have to adjust the time …

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What would it be like as a home educator to participate in a self-paced, teacher-training program that allowed you to work under the guidance and direction of an experienced mentor? The CTTI mentoring program (which I founded in 2008) is such a program. Participants have the advantage of being guided and mentored by me, a …

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One of God’s greatest blessings is that parents have “special” eyes for their children, seeing their strengths and weaknesses.  What do you do when you realize that your children are gifted in a unique way?  How do you encourage them without producing a prideful brat? In this podcast interview, Andrea Schwartz chats with the Twyla …

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Among the fondest memories of my childhood were our Saturday morning trips to the public library. I loved being around all those books stacked on beautiful shelves nested in mahogany-paneled walls. So it was not really surprising that, early on in my homeschooling career, we made frequent trips to the library and I would allow …

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