As I’ve shared on my blog NextGen Homeschool, I was blessed to attend the Teach Them Diligently Convention for the first time this past spring. One message at the conference really stood out for me: Why it’s important to specifically equip our family to be defenders of the faith — sharpened arrows, standing on the authority of God’s word, wearing the armor of God, ready for the very real spiritual battle we face today.


Although my husband and I have made it a priority in our homeschool mission to focus our educational plans and activity around God’s word with a Deuteronomy 6:5-7 perspective, there’s a next step to teaching our daughters the gospel message: Learning to share His gospel with others. In order to do so effectively, I’m learning that it’s also important to teach our girls to give a defense for our faith — especially in the age of moral relativism that we live in. Teaching Biblical apologetics (answers) will not only strengthen our personal faith, but prepare us to answer the skeptical questions of our day as we share the gospel with others.

MYB-NEW-August-2013-Blog-Button-180x180Join me over at Managing your Blessings, where I’m sharing my complete post on what I’m learning about how to equip your family to become defenders of the faith. Learn what “apologetics” means, how it relates to teaching truth and standing on the authority of the Bible,  and what resources are available to help you train your family in this important area of Bible study.

What does the mission of Deuteronomy 6: 5-7 mean to you? Have you ever thought about providing education in Biblical apologetics for your children? If so, what tools or resources have you used? What does it mean to you to equip your family as defenders of the faith?