“The mission of the home extends beyond its own members. The Christian home is to be an object lesson, illustrating the excellence of the true principles of life…. Far more powerful than any sermon that can be preached is the influence of a true home upon human hearts and lives. As the youth go out from such a home, the lessons they have learned are imparted. Nobler principles of life are introduced into other households, and an uplifting influence works in the community.”
The Faith I Live By, Page 278
Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to spread God’s love to others and work on service and outreach projects. With just a little advance preparation, your homeschoolers will be ready to brighten the day of nursing home residents, neighbors, friends and others they may encounter . Here are a few links for inspiration.
Watch Me Homeschool has 10 days of outreach ideas complete with accompanying scriptures.
Thirty Handmade Days features 30 ideas for Random Acts of Kindness that can be adapted for any time of the year.
Scripture Valentine Printables
Not Consumed has 7 themed Scripture Valentine printables.
Priority Ministries has a nice Scripture printable page along with a link to more ideas.
Imperfect Homemaker has a page of six Scripture Valentines to share.
Think Outside the Box Ideas
Craft-O-Matic has 14 no candy valentine ideas that are fun for sharing.
Plucky MOMO has 12 fun no candy ideas.
“The neglect of home religion, the neglect to train your children, is most displeasing to God. If one of your children were in the river, battling with the waves and in imminent danger of drowning, what a stir there would be! What efforts would be made, what prayers offered, what enthusiasm manifested, to save the human life! But here are your children out of Christ, their souls unsaved. Perhaps they are even rude and uncourteous, a reproach to the Adventist name. They are perishing without hope and without God in the world, and you are careless and unconcerned.
What example do you give your children? What order do you have at home? Your children should be educated to be kind, thoughtful of others, gentle, easy to be entreated, and, above everything else, to respect religious things and feel the importance of the claims of God. They should be taught to respect the hour of prayer; they should be required to rise in the morning so as to be present at family worship.”
Testimony Treasures Volume 2, Page 134