“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” – Matthew 6: 19-21
Removing our children from public school is costly! And having to discuss how our families will afford this choice is a necessary family conversation. But a conversation that needs to start with the idea that “God gave us these children. They are a Gift from God, and our first and foremost responsibility in this life is to do our very best to raise them to know Jesus Christ and to Follow Him”.
No doubt, private school have become very expensive! And if churches actually hope to have future congregations, then they need to return to making attendng a Christian school-affordable. But attending private school is one available option, albeit an expensive one.
In past years, homeschooling was very difficult. That is not so now. There are many inexpensive internet programs available. Some of these programs even offer associate college degrees upon graduation from “their” high school.
There are also many home school groups that help! And they offer a number of opportunities for kids to socialize 🙂
So the real question is, how do we afford it when they are young? Does one parent need to stay home, because they can not stay home alone, nor can they home school themselves! And this is when it can become very difficult because the choices can become very difficult. Does a family need to give up their house and rent somewhere cheaper? A difficult decision, but sometimes a needed one. Do we choose to have one television, instead of two? Do we have to choose used furniture instead of new? Do we need to have one car, instead of two? None of these are easy choices.
But if it means being able to protect our children, if it means they will never be forced into the bathroom with a person of the opposite sex, if it means they will stay innocent a while longer and live a faith-filled life in Jesus Christ-then it is worth it!