What are the most important things you can do to have a successful homeschool? Here are ten ideas for a framework that will help you build the most effective homeschool and family life possible!

#1: Seek God

Pray! Continually be in prayer and utterly rely upon the grace of God. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 tells us to “Pray without ceasing,” and Zechariah 8:21 says “. . . let us go speedily to pray before the LORD, and to seek the LORD of hosts . . .”

#2: Study God's Word

Daily be in His Word. Acts 17:11, “. . . that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily . . .”

#3: Scriptural Perspective

Keep a sharply focused vision on your purpose in homeschooling. Deuteronomy 6:6-7 says, “And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.”

#4: Spiritual Growth

Continue to “. . . grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.” (2 Peter 3:18), and seek to promote your children's spiritual growth. Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

#5: Surrender

Surrender your homeschooling endeavors to the Lord and find strength in Him. “Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.” (Psalm 37:5)

#6: Schedule

Schedules and lesson plans give direction to daily activities. Homeschooling successfully requires taking control of our schedules. Redeem your time (Ephesians 5:16).

#7: Season your Surroundings

A positive atmosphere of mutual love and respect makes teaching and learning more effective. Ephesians 4:2 says, “With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love,” and Hebrews 10:24 says, “And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works.”

#8: Self-examination

It is important for parents to model a life of surrender to Christ, good character traits, disciplined habits, and enthusiasm for learning. 2 Corinthians 13:5 instructs us to “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves.” 1 Peter 2:21 says, “For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow His steps.”

#9: Support

Be willing to seek help. When you are discouraged or unmotivated, humble yourself and talk to someone who can encourage you. They've been there too! Ecclesiastes 4:9, “Two are better than one . . .”

#10: Smile!

Proverbs 15:13 says, “A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance . . .” Your children are a precious gift (Psalm 127), and homeschooling them is a blessed privilege! Enjoy them! Also have faith in future fruit. Proverbs 31:31 says, “Give her of the fruit of her hands: and let her own works praise her in the gates.”

Christina Kubik is a conservative Christian, wife to Bill (a United States Marine) and a joyful homeschooling mother to four precious children. The Kubik's began home educating in 1999 and have loved every moment! Christina enjoys reading, writing, and passionately encouraging other women in their roles as wives and mothers.

Christina is a conservative Christian, wife to Bill (a United States Marine) and a joyful homeschooling mother to four precious children. They began home educating in 1999 and have loved every moment! Christina enjoys reading, writing, and passionately encouraging other women in their roles as wives and mothers.

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