Saturday, May 2, 2009

How Homeschooled Teens Have Fun

You don't usually have to worry what Christian homeschooled teenage boys are getting into.

Mostly parents just have to worry if the wrestling matches are held indoors around small siblings, pets and breakables, or if their tent filled up with rainwater the night before and they're too tough to come inside.

I'm so grateful to the Lord for these good Christian young men who are counted among my son's friends. They are worth their weight in gold....and they're pretty heavy if you're on the bottom of the dogpile!

There is a saying : "A young man is known by the company he keeps."

What kind of company does your young person keep? Important questions to ask no matter where you live, no matter where your kids school.

Proverbs 13:20
He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will be destroyed.

Proverbs 12:26
The righteous should choose his friends carefully, For the way of the wicked leads them astray.

Proverbs 27:6
Faithful are the wounds of a friend, But the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

Proverbs 27:9
Ointment and perfume delight the heart, And the sweetness of a man’s friend gives delight by hearty counsel.

"This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. You are My friends if you do whatever I command you." -John 15:12-14

"Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God." -James 4:3-5

If you think the teen years will be too tough to handle homeschooling, please try not to feel that way. Do your very best to stick it out, it's worth it. These years are just as important as when they're littles. Get help, get tutoring, or co-op classes. Barter with someone who is knowledgeable in whatever scares you, just remember why you started down this road. Keep your feet on the path if at all possible. There can be big, big rewards at the end.

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