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The Pagan Roots of Patriarchy


Patriarchy means, literally, “rule by fathers.” It is an ancient pagan concept, but not a Christian one. The word “patriarch” is used three times in the book of Acts: once by Peter in his Pentecost sermon as an honorific for ...

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A Different Approach to Grammar

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The traditional approach to teaching grammar can result in needless repetition and years and years spent on a small (but important) subject. Analytical Grammar offers a way that will free up time and help your kids "get it."

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“Cheers, Birthday Boy! Here’s hoping this birthday is the best one yet!” my six-year-old niece chirped, leaning over my ten-year-old son’s shoulder as he opened the birthday card from his uncle. He wasn’t just being nice, though it may have ...

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Considering it Joy


All I could do was hold my four-year-old while she cried. One thought kept going through my mind, “I didn’t want this for her.” Finding Joy in Trials My daughter used to do everything with her grandmother. In so many ...

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Can Homeschoolers Police Themselves?


When your response to everything that is wrong with the world is to say, ‘there ought to be a law,’ you are saying that you hold freedom very cheap. — Dr. Thomas Sowell Several years ago, I sat in a ...

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Going Against the Grain


Nathan Ham talks about some of the concerns raised in his father's book, Already Gone by Ken Ham. Is it true that homeschool teens will leave their church?

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Beware of Wolves: Seeing Abusive Organizations


Warning Signs of Abusive Organizations When the disciples asked the Lord Jesus to teach them to pray, the first statement in that prayer combined a commitment to obedience with an entreaty for a world marked by the presence of God. That ...

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Must Reads Homeschool Edition, September 27, 2014

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Welcome to “Must Reads: Homeschool Edition” for September 27, 2014! Before your weekend gets too busy, we’d like to inspire you with some of our favorite articles from the week from HEDUA’s sites and across the web. Each Saturday we’ll ...

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5 Things NOT to Say to a Homeschool Mom!


We had just moved into our house and were visiting with a new neighbor. The conversation was going along swimmingly, until she inevitably came up with the loaded question: “Where do your kids go to school?” Now, if you’re a ...

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A Wise Woman Builds


Homeschooling mom Meredith Curtis, a pastor's wife and worship leader, has a passion to teach the Bible to women. She has written Bible studies with a focus on being a Titus 2 woman and how a wise woman builds.

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More Ludicrous Than Lovely


Homeschool Reality Ah, September, the month in which I realize, year after year, that my idyllic dreams of homeschooling are so, so far removed from reality. Even though I’ve done this for well over a decade now, each summer brings ...

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