Christian Education: An Alternative

by Hallidae Thomason

All children have to attend school. If the schools in your area are less than ideal it can seem like there are no options for your children. Consider the benefits of Christian education for your children. You might just want to consider this alternative to the public school system in your area. Choosing to enroll your children in Christian education can be a success. Christian schools often provide smaller class sizes so that children get more individual attention. And since getting a solid education is the main reason to go to school, having more individual attention and help is vital to a successful school career.

Along with providing small class sizes, the smaller student population found in most Christian education settings allows children the ability to interact with peers on a more personal level. Often children and students are able to get to know one another better and form lasting friendships in the smaller setting. Knowing that your children are growing up surrounded by other healthy and growing kids should be a relief and a comfort for parents.

Christian education provides children the ability to participate in a variety of extracurricular activities that they might not have the opportunity to participate in at larger public schools because of the competition. Students in Christian education have opportunities to become well rounded students that have explored sports, drama and other activities and who have learned what they do and do not enjoy. It is important during the childhood and teenage years that students are exposed to a wide range of activities. Often in public school settings students are only able to pick one sport or one activity to spend time on.

Parents whose children receive a Christian education can usually be sure that their students are being taught from a truthful and solid perspective. While taking into consideration every perspective, Christian education is able to teach students to think critically for themselves and to determine truths about the way life really is and about the best ways to live. What a comfort in our day to know that your children are being taught by people who care deeply about the development of their character, their morals and their hearts.

The teachers and educators of Christian education are perhaps the best benefit of choosing Christian education for your family. People who have chosen to work in Christian education have decided to do so because they believe in it. They believe that the training up of children is necessary and something to be done carefully and with love. They believe that educating children well is their calling and so they pour themselves into teaching with all their hearts. You can be sure that your childrens teachers want what is best for them and that they will push your children to do their very best in school. What more can a parent ask for?

So, consider the option of Christian education for your children. Consider the benefits of training your children in a smaller classroom setting with committed teachers and a variety of opportunities to gain friendships and to participate in a wide variety of experiences. See if Christian education just might be right for the needs of your family.

About the Author
After sending three children through Christian education, Hallidae Thomason loves to advise other families considering the option. Find out more at www.learnchristianeducation.info

Facing the Enemy

The enemies to your freedom do not necessarily lurk behind closed doors in Washington D.C. (although you will find many there), nor are they necessarily engaged in some nafarious conspiracy plotting the overthrow of government.

No, the enemies of your freedom live next door and are found in every city and town in America. “We have met the enemy, and they are us.” And, while there is a conspiracy [An agreement, manifesting itself in words or deeds, by which two or more persons confederate to do an unlawful act, or to use unlawful to do an act which is lawful. – From Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)], they do not want to overthrow the government – they want to change government for their own agenda and they want you to pay for it.

They want “your money.”

Much of the hostility toward private wealth comes from the hatred of its ability to insulate the citizen from the will of the state. Money empowers resistance; it gives one the ability to buy some gold coins, for example, and thereby hold a measure of independence from the monetary monopoly of the state; to send children to a private school and avoid the brainwashing of the public education monopoly; to open a foreign bank account and provide oneself with protection against legal confiscation schemes.