Husbands Love Your Wives by Jim vant Voort
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Fathering Beyond a Generation by Anthony Nelson
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Homeschool Dad by John MacKinnon
John is a homeschooling father who has children who have graduated from homeschool high school and children who are still at home. We will discuss why we home educate and how fathers can be involved. As a police officer for 24 years John has some insights from policing mixed with home education that may encourage and help men who are in any stage of their home education career. John will explore the Biblical passages that talk about a father’s heart being turned towards his children and how we can open our minds to what God wants for us.
Protecting Your Wife in the Homeschooling Life by Hal Young
Studies show that nearly all of the active homeschooling task is done by the mother – which makes sense because most fathers spend the majority of their days earning the family’s living. While the teaching may be delegated to Mom, Dad needs to be aware of her critical need for more than financial and moral support. She needs protection from things that may not have occurred to either one of them. Hal Young points out where some of the hidden land mines lie, and offers suggestions for how husbands can protect their wives.
Strengthening Your Marriage by Hal & Melanie Young
Homeschool marriages are breaking up everywhere. How can this be? What is wrong when a family at the forefront of the culture war spins apart? If you homeschool, you know you are in a spiritual battle. Don’t let your marriage be the weak point in your armour. Find out about challenges your marriage may face, and how to work it through, not just to stay together, but to find joy and strength in your bond as you mirror the relationship of Christ and the church to your children and world.
What’s A Dad to Do? by Rick Boyer
There are plenty of misconceptions about the role of the father in a homeschooling family. Some people think that if he can’t be at home during “school time” he can’t be involved. Others think his job is to take over some of Mom’s chores in order to free her to spend more time with the children. But Scripture gives seven functions of a father in a godly home, and each of these can be applied very practically and powerfully in home education. Enjoy the wisdom and humour of this presentation as Rick answers the question of “What’s A Dad to Do?”
Role Of the Father by Voddie Bauchman
Many homeschool dads view their role in home education as little more than providing the money to buy curriculum each year. However, the results of such passivity can be devastating. Marriages are strained, homeschool boys are feminized, moms are frustrated and isolated, and feminism often exploits the opening. As a result, the homeschool movement is in jeopardy of being feminized altogether. While you may not be able to do anything about the big picture, you can (and must) do something about your own home. Dads will learn how to cast vision, set goals, offer support, and get involved. Moms will learn how to apply the principles of 1 Peter 3:1-6 in ways that encourage their husband to assume his role as leader in the home without using manipulation or guilt.
Getting Your House in Order by Voddie Bauchman
This session opens the eyes of the participants to the contemporary tragedy in evangelicalism. We are losing a generation. Teens are abandoning the church at alarming rates, birth rates are plummeting and less than 10% of professing evangelicals have a Biblical worldview. This ‘perfect storm’ has the modern American church on a collision course with apostasy.
Taming the Techno Beast by Todd Wilson
Are you frustrated by how much time your son or daughter spends playing video games, texting friends, or surfing the NET? Do you feel as if some sort of technology-beast has invaded your home? If so, then you’re not alone. A wave of hyper-technology is sweeping across the planet, and if we’re not careful, it will wash away our children and their future families. This talk will help you understand the attraction of, and influence behind the gizmos, and learn practical measures to put the ‘Techno-BEAST’ in its rightful place.
Help! I Am Married to a Homeschool Mom by Todd Wilson
It’s a fact! The only thing tougher than being a homeschooling mom is…being married to a homeschooling mom! Dad, your wife needs your help. Come join me as we discuss how to support and assist our wives in the homeschooling journey. We’ll also do a lot of laughing, as I encourage men to be encouragers of their homeschooling wives.
Marriage Communication and Friendship by Steve & Megan Scheibner
Recognizing that a healthy marriage is the basis of a healthy home, this marriage session is a fun and fruitful way to invest in your entire family. Steve and Megan teach from their book The Eight Rules Of Communication For Successful Marriages and finish the session with a fun-loving look at marriage and F-R-I-E-N-D-S-H-I-P. Practical advice in a guilt-free environment make the teaching real and applicable to all those in attendance.
Second Mile Leadership by Steve Scheibner
Second mile leaders are those counterintuitive servants of God who earn the right to be heard by developing a consistent love of virtue, a disciplined approach to gratification, and a submissive love for the authority of God’s Word. Male leadership is essential to the success of marriages, families, the church, and society.
Strong And Free: Purity in a Pornified World by Daniel Gilman
Every human was designed for purity, and yet every Canadian lives in a world saturated with porn. It shapes our understanding of our own identity, harms our view of relationship and is an industry tied to human trafficking and abuse. This workshop is more than just how to help your friends find freedom from porn. While it will provide concrete action items to help you help your friends live a life that is free of porn, it will also help equip you to live in the fullness of purity in the 21st century.
Balancing Home, Work and Play in Homeschooling by Henry de Roos
Both moms and dads can really benefit from “my reflections as a homeschool dad” on deliberate decisions we’ve made over the past 20 years to smooth out our life and make homeschooling much more fun. Learn from our past mistakes, so that you can have a thriving, dynamic family. We have eight kids, two are married and we are still actively homeschooling our six kids, ages 4-18. Henry taught high school for several years before becoming a missionary for the last 20 years.
How To Make Your Wife A Happy Camper by Henry de Roos
That wife of yours is a very special girl. Why not make her life a heap easier and more enjoyable too. Allow me to share some practical (and some humorous) tips that have worked well in our family for over 20 years of homeschooling. We have eight kids, two are married and we are still actively homeschooling our six kids, ages 4-18.
The Homeschooling Father by Jim vant Voort
Impromptu talk presented by Jim in lieu of scheduled speaker Michael Farris. Based on “The Homeschooling Dad” by Michael Farris.
Five Strategies To Build Up and Encourage Your Wife by Steve Demme
Steve relates insights he has gleaned from Scripture on how God has designed our wives and ways that we can lay down our lives and apply Biblical principles to build them up and encourage them in the Lord. When we lose our life we find it.
The Influence of Dads by Steve Demme
A plethora of studies have demonstrated the profound impact of fathers on their children. In this session we will explore the influence of Dads in Scripture and how we can learn from what they did well and where they dropped the ball. God designed men to serve and lay their lives down for their wife and children.
Cultivating A Strong Faith in Your Children by Kirk Durston
“Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold.” Christ’s prophecy is a warning to parents today to equip our children to spiritually thrive in the midst of a secular society. Practical suggestions will be given for three phases of our children’s lives, childhood, the transition to adulthood years, and young adults. The tips covered in this talk have been born out of real-life experience. Suitable for both parents and older teens. Seminar notes will be designed to be downloaded and used as part of one’s home education curriculum.
Discipling Through Family Worship by Joel Beeke
Looks at four aspects of family worship: its duty, its implementation (the practical “how tos”—this point covers half of the entire talk), its objections, and its encouragements (this last point gives four powerful reasons to persevere in doing family worship). I close with the powerful example of John Paton’s father doing family worship….
Straight Talk For Christian Homeschooling Dads by Stephen Priddle
Stephen, a father who went from “you can try it if you want” to “I believe this is the way we must go”, will share about his homeschooling journey including the ups and downs, and will provide lessons for others. This will include what convinced him about homeschooling and an important discussion of the family, marriage and father leadership dynamics because homeschooling is part of Christian parenting. He will provide useful tips for other dads and will also discuss related biblical guidance. Ladies, encourage your husband to attend this session!
Christs Power Over Addiction: Help for Yourself and Others by Greg Bylsma
From Fortnite to exercise to more obvious struggles like porn or substance abuse, addictions lock in their hooks and can be tough to untangle. The only remedy begins with repentance and turning to Christ, but where do we go from there? This workshop delves into the descent into addiction and how God, in His grace, can draw us out again.
Practical Tips for Christian Entrepreneurs and Those Working in Business by Stephen Priddle
Stephen, a veteran accountant and entrepreneur, will share biblical and experiential advice and encouragement for entrepreneurs and those working in business. The scriptures speak directly and indirectly to so many related issues. He will keep a home educator’s perspective in his presentation. Those who are thinking about becoming entrepreneurs may also want to come and listen in.
Nurture & Admonition-Not Pain & Provocation by Brian Ray
You want your children to be the best in academics, spirituality, and physical health. You also want to have godly compassion for your children. In striving to lead his wife and eight children to “greatness,” however, Brian has found that he can fall into the sin of provoking them. He’ll use scripture and experience to address the way to combine high expectations with justice, mercy, and love. Especially for fathers.
Loving & Leading by Brian Ray
Husbands and fathers, it is time to love and lead now. Like Christ loves the church. Nurture and admonish your children but do not provoke them. Is all of this possible? Yes. But what can you do? Brian will give you pointed challenges, down-to-earth examples, laughter, and practical ideas to see your marriage grow from glory to glory in God’s good and exciting will. He will help and encourage you with scripture, his own experiences, and what he has learned during thirty-four years of marriage and the upbringing of eight children.
When A Free Lunch Isn’t Free by Brian Ray
“Hi, we are the local government school district and we are here to help you, to give you a free education for your children at home.” Does this positively grab you and comfort you that now all your money and self-doubt worries are over? Or does it send shivers up your spine with visions of Big Brother? It is of paramount importance for everyone to consider who should be in authority over what is taught to the minds and hearts of children. Both the concept of a democratic republic and a Judeo-Christian worldview demand that parents and private, thoughtfully-chosen associations be the only educators. Dr. Ray will challenge you to think through this issue and consider questions such as: Should one person take from another, with the government’s help, to educate his or her own children? Shouldn’t we as Christians care about those less fortunate and back up the government’s benevolent hands?