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Marriage & Family
"Marriage is a liturgy of love. It requires constant effort to retain the first fervor of your wedding day. Early in marriage, joy, travel, gifts, and celebrations are necessary to weave the cloth of love. Later on, bereavement, failures and bitterness become the cementing forces of union. Love continues to develop through the lifetime of a couple in a punctuated way, interspersed with crises -- slow, vulnerable, wonderful. By doing little things for each other, by tender ingenuity, love is kept alive."
-- Jean Guitton
Homeschooling: A Pro-Life Beacon
by Anna Marie Barvick
Today in America a battle rages between the forces of life and death. Pro-life advocates are fiercely defending life against the evils of abortion, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research, divorce and homosexual "marriage."
The blatant disregard for the sanctity of life has unforeseen consequences, including increases in random school shootings, promiscuity and child abuse. The coarsening of our sensibilities results in more brazen movies, television, music and dress.
How can parents protect their children from this dulling, deadening culture? A youngster, from infancy through the teen years, needs to grow up in a positive, nurturing atmosphere. They must be allowed to become the persons they were created to be. For many, homeschooling is a life-affirming solution. For others, it is a necessary measure to avoid having their children stolen from them morally, spiritually, and religiously.
Homeschooling parents usually keep a close eye on books, TV, movies, music and dress. Wholesome is in; profane is out. They realize that negative, destructive forces need to be controlled or eliminated.
This does not mean that a homeschooled child can't have fun! The average homeschooler is enrolled in 5 or more activities (sports, volunteering, art, music, politics, dance, debate, theater, etc.) with 98% engaged in at least two or more, according to Dr. Brian Ray of the National Home Education Research Institue.
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