ABC's of Homeschooling: E is for Eternal

10 May 2011
ABCs of Homeschooling

E is for Eternal

Now, one of the many reasons we went from government school to homeschooling was our own desire to please God and from the scripture we read through...

Some can argue such things, but I do believe this is what God has us to do at this moment and we've had total peace about it also.

Aside from this, after several on-line homeschool conference I attended at the beginning of our homeschool journey and participating in a military marriage retreat-- we came up with a family motto and mission statement.

Here is our family mission statement:

The mission of our family is to create a nurturing place of faith, love, truth, happiness, and to provide opportunity for each individual to become responsibly independent, and effectively interdependent, in order to serve as effective members within our family and community.

Our Family mission is to:

1. Love each other

2. To worship the Lord together

3. To wisely use our time, resources, talents to bless others

4. To promote a loving, kind, and happy family atmosphere

5. To maintain patience through understanding

6. Resolve conflicts with each other rather than harboring anger

7. To pray together

8. To value honesty and integrity

9. To help each other, motivate each other

10. To bring glory to God.

Our family motto and life verse:

2 Corinthians 4:18 ~While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are Eternal.

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The Cast said...

A family motto and mission statement is a great idea!

Becky said...

Ooooo! I LOVE it! Our true goal is our eternal life. What a wonderful thing to create a family mission statement!

Jessica S. said...

Yes, we actually went through a military marriage conference and the seminar was based off the book, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families" ---Habit 2: Begin wit the End in Mind. This is where you develop a Family Mission Statement. It was one of the best marriage retreats we've been on...

Jessica S. said...

Begin *with* the End in Mind. ;) I love this quote, "For the most part, families don't have the kind of mission statement so critical to organizational success. Yet FAMILY is the most important, fundamental organization in the world." -from the book. [The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families by Stephen R. Covey]

Dawn said...

Yes they definitely are!
I am reading a book right now that walks you through creating a family mission statement, but I'm having trouble getting my husband in on it. He seems rather confused as far as what the purpose of it is. We are going to go over it this weekend when he's home! I think yours is great and helps keep you focused on what is important. :) Thanks for linking up!

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