Entries by nigel

When is the best time to put my children in a Christian school?

Considering the fact that your children can’t get a true perspective on God in a school that excludes Him, there is a better question: “When should they not be in Christian school?” If at all possible, have them taught from a Christian perspective every day of their lives. As Solomon writes, “Train a child in […]

My child’s friends go to public school. What should I do?

If your children have good friends at the state school, it’s only natural that they’ll want to join them. And it’s likely that they’ll fight against the alternative. As a parent, this is a difficult problem to have. But if you know what the Bible says about training your children, and if you’re familiar with […]

My child wants to play sports, and the local Christian school has a weak athletic program. What should I do?

Let’s clear one troublesome hurdle right from the start. Not once does Scripture even hint that athletic competition is sinful or immoral. In fact, the Bible encourages healthy competition. Unfortunately, too many Christians presume that once the lawfulness of an activity has been established, they are free to pursue it the same way the world […]

Why should I send my child to a school that’s nowhere near my house when the public school is right across the street?

If the issue is safety, you’ll find that Christian schools are much less dangerous, no matter how far away they are from home.  [click here for more information about safety] But if it’s simply a matter of location, you might be letting the school’s proximity cloud your judgement.  When it comes to your decision-making priorities, obedience should […]

What does God tell us to do with our children?

The first part of this answer has to do with your role as parent. You are the God-appointed leader of your children, so it should come as no surprise that the overwhelming task of raising and educating them is in your hands. The Apostle Paul put it this way: “Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring […]