Originally posted April 3, 2010
Child Guidance 481,482
Originally posted June 7, 2010.
Shall we consider that we are capable of fashioning our lives and characters to enter into the portals of glory? We cannot do it. We are dependent every moment upon the Spirit of God operating upon us and upon our children.
If parents would see a different state of things in their family, let them consecrate themselves wholly to God, and the Lord will devise ways and means whereby a transformation may take place in their households.
Child Guidance, 172.
Remember that your children will follow closely the example that in word and deed you set them. Live lives that will help them to prepare for translation into the courts above, when the last trump shall sound, and Christ shall come to gather his faithful ones to himself. Do not neglect your children. They are your first care. The home is to be their first school. And in this school you yourselves are to learn lessons that will prepare you better to work for their salvation and for the salvation of others. These lessons will be of the highest value to you in your religious experience. As you labor successfully for your children, you are working out your own salvation, and God is working in you, to will and to do of his good pleasure.
The Southern Watchman – January 19, 1904
Parents, help your children to do the will of God by being faithful in the performance of the duties which really belong to them as members of the family. This will give them a most valuable experience. It will teach them that they are not to center their thoughts upon themselves, to do their own pleasure, or to amuse themselves. Patiently educate them to act their part in the family circle, to make a success of their efforts to share the burdens of father and mother and brothers and sisters. Thus they will have the satisfaction of knowing that they are really useful.
Review and Herald, November 17, 1896
Considering homeschooling for the very first time? Thinking about what homeschooling can mean for your household? What main goal should parents be striving towards when homeschooling? Tom and Alane Waters of Restoration International inspire and encourage in a past talk that reminds us that Christian homeschooling is much more than just choosing curriculum. The link below takes you to their talk hosted on Audioverse.