“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of
God, that giveth to all men liberally, and
upbraideth not; and it shall be given him”
James 1: 5 (KJV).
This verse is important to home- schooling families and those who are seeking to raise Chris- tian adults. The world will suggest that you aren’t capable of raising
your own children. Yes, we aren’t perfect,
but we have a King who is, and He will
help us to point our children in the way
they should go. There is a hard question
that we all face as home educators: can I
really homeschool my children through
high school without harming their futures? And what about socialization?
As a homeschool graduate, college
graduate, business professional, church
member, and soon-to-be father, I have
heard this all from all sorts of people. I
want to help you understand what it takes
to successfully homeschool through high
school, and I want to encourage you that
you can and should do it. You see, the
world uses half-truths to confuse and
control our fellow man. Ever since the
devil insinuated to Adam and Eve that
they wouldn’t die if they ate from the tree
of the knowledge of good and evil, this
technique has been used to persuade us
away from the Truth and toward things
that only appear to be correct. Better
questions we should be asking about ed-
ucation would be “What about civiliza-
tion?” and “What about raising a Godly
Let us look at the difference between
socialization and civilization.
Socialization: to make social; especially,
to fit or train for a social environment.
Civilization: a relatively high level of
cultural and technological development;
specifically the stage of cultural development at which writing and the keeping of
written records is attained.
Animals can be socialized; they cannot be civilized. A group of cannibals can
be socialized, but they can’t be civilized.
Robots can’t be civilized, and while they
can wander in groups, they can’t be socialized either.
Homeschool graduate and college
student Stephanie recounts, “It shocked
me as a college freshman when the ques-
tions of my professors were often met
with deafening silence. I would look
around the room and see students tex-
ting nonchalantly, doodling contentedly,
through High School
by Robert Bortins
When tackling the challenges of high school, use your
family’s flexibility to your advantage like millions of
homeschooling parents are doing around the world.