05 March 2011

101 Reasons as to why I homeschool

Reason 83

"True Education is, in one sense, a spiritual process. It is the nurture of the soul. Education is the nurture of a spirit that is rational and moral, in which conscience is the regulative and imperative faculty. The proper purpose of conscience, even in this world, is moral. But God is the only Lord of the conscience; this soul is his miniature likeness. His will is the source of its obligations. Likeness to Him is its perfection, and religion is the science of the soul's relations to God. Let these statements be placed together, and the theological and educational processes appear so related that they cannot be separated.

It is for this reason that the common sense of mankind has always invoked the guidance of the minister of religion in the education of youth....Every line of true knowledge must find its completeness as it converges on God, just as every beam of daylight leads the eye to the sun." Robert Louis Dabney

Reason 84

"I am much afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of hell, unless they diligently labour in explaining the Holy Scriptures, and engraving them in the hearts of youth. I advise no one to place his child where the scriptures do not reign paramount. Every institution in which means are not unceasingly occupied with the Word of God must be corrupt." Martin Luther

Reason 85

"I can say that it is good and wise and judicious in parents to instruct their chidlren in the way. If they wish the word of the Lord upon the subject, I will give it to you and you may, any of you, write it down if you please. It is the will of the Lord our God that we teach our children the way of righteousness from the Holy Scriptures and there is no better method than for mothers to teach them at home, and in the Sunday Schools." Brigham Young

Reason 86

"As societies as a whole have decayed and lost their moral identity and so many homes are broken, the best hope is to turn greater attention and effort to the teaching of the next generation-our children. In order to do this, we must first reinforce the primary teachers of children. Chief among these are the parents and other family members, and the best environment should be in the home." James E. Faust


Laura said...

I love these reasons! What a joy that we are blessed to be able to teach our children, and give them all that Mama loving at the same time! No school can do that:)

momoflots said...

Love that quote from Martin Luther - it's like he could see the future!!! Yes - all reasons why we homeschool as well!!!

Simple Home said...

Great quotes and reasons too. I often feel as if I fall so short in teaching my children, but know that God is blessing what I do, in spite of me :-)

Jennifer said...

Thanks for your 'why i homeschool' posts. They have really opened my eyes to reality of life, education, and training my kids.

dggp said...

All very good reasons. That we do it.