On a boat trip, you must steer carefully, not getting too close to the sides, lest you run aground. This is accomplished by keeping our eyes on our destination (the goal!) and maintaining vigilance.
Depth of the water is important when boating. The water needs to be deep enough for the boat to glide through without touching the bottom. Spiritual depth is important in our own lives so that we can impart our faith to our beloved children and receive grace to homeschool for the glory of God. We also need to maintain vigilance about the depth of our children's walks with the Lord. Doing certain "normal" teenage things (like dual enrolling or joining the church youth group) require a depth in their walk with the Lord that will withstand the temptations that assault our teens in these situations.
Steer Clear of Obstacles
As homeschooling parents, we must not allow things in our children's lives that will muck up their motor, leading them astray from Jesus. Every child is different and things affect each child differently. Each child is tempted in different ways by different things. Don't assume something will be okay for your child. Be sensitive to anything that will grieve or quench the Holy Spirit.
If you want to learn more about homeschooling high school, please join us for Finish Well, a homeschooling high school conference for parents & teens next month, February 24/25.
Happy & Safe Boating....oops, I mean Homeschooling!
(Meredith Ludwig Curtis)