James and Stacy McDonald and Book Give-Away
UPDATE: Robin and Molly are our winners.
James and Stacy McDonald are the parents of ten children ranging in age from seven to twenty-nine. James is the pastor of Providence Church in Peoria, Illinois and the president of Family Reformation Ministries. Stacy is the author of Passionate Housewives, Desperate for God and Raising Maidens of Virtue.
James and Stacy will be giving numerous seminars at this year's ICHE State Convention, including THE HEART OF THE MATTER: GUIDING CHILDREN INTO PURE MARRIAGES, where they'll be speaking together.
THE HEART OF THE MATTER: GUIDING CHILDREN INTO PURE MARRIAGES
Modern dating provides our children and young adults with lessons in breaking up (practice for divorce) and emotional heartache rather than how to form solid relationships and permanent biblical commitments. Parents, especially fathers, are generally kept out of the loop and, consequently, covenantal fences of protection are gone as well. Scriptural principles for parental involvement and marital training are examined while parents and their children discuss ways to apply them in their own homes.
PASSING THE SCEPTER: WHAT WE SHOULD REALLY TEACH OUR SONS
We can all agree that reading, writing and arithmetic are very important to homeschooling success. But is an academic concentration the focus that will really shape leaders for the future? Based on the Book of Proverbs, this workshop centers on the lessons of a father to his son and relates these ancient sayings to today’s young men.
FEATURED SESSION: DEVELOPING A MULTI-GENERATIONAL VISION
We live in a day when building cathedrals is a thing of the past—now we set up church in strip malls or warehouses. Those who spent their lives building cathedrals had a vision toward future generations. We selfishly build for the moment. Similarly, we do not consider how our actions today are impacting the future of our children and our children's children. What would we change if we had the same generational vision as the cathedral builder? How would we live? What would we teach our children?
FEATURED SESSION: LIVING FOR JESUS IN A PAGAN LAND
America is a land far from her Christian roots. Indeed, it may be said that we are plummeting into the darkness of paganism. In such days, how should the Christian respond? How can we rebuild? How can we hold on? Is there a future for our children? We, as homeschoolers, can make a real difference in times like these when we learn what the Bible has to say about such days. We are not the first to live in challenging times. Reflecting on Jacob’s journey to Egypt helps us understand how we can be used of God to make a difference, and not only survive, but thrive!
GUARDING THE GATE: A FATHER’S ROLE IN MODESTY
Churches are filled each week with wives and daughters who are dressed in a way that would have gotten them arrested less than a hundred years ago. So how did she make it past dear old Dad? How is it that the pastor preached unfazed? Join James as he confronts the issue of immodesty in our culture and find out how the way we dress reflects how we view God and ultimately how we communicate Christ to the world.
VIRTUOUS YOUNG MAIDENHOOD: FRESH VISION FOR OUR DAUGHTERS
The world’s daughters are deceived. Many are embarrassed and ashamed of virginity, so they make every effort to appear as far from that image as possible. Feminine softness and gentle beauty have been replaced by sloppiness and revealing clothes. Should daughters of the King parrot the speech or replicate the fashion statements of the daughters of the world? You and your daughters are invited to join Stacy McDonald, mother of seven fair maidens as she investigates the lost art of biblical femininity, chastity and virtuous maidenhood.
AS UNTO THE LORD
Humble, quiet, submissive…these are all qualities that are generally regarded as weaknesses. Scripture, on the other hand, teaches that these are signs of great strength and power. Just as our Lord submitted Himself to His Father and the governing authorities, wives are instructed to demonstrate their willingness to support their husbands by supporting and respecting their leadership.
THE HOUSE THAT MOM BUILT
There are so many ways we women can either build up or, in contrast, tear down our own houses. As mothers, we have the choice each day whether or not we’re going to be an influence for godly growth and joy in our households. In this talk Stacy discusses some of the qualities of a wise woman, and just what makes her wise.
THE HEART OF CHASTITY
In Titus 2, one of the specific things Paul tells older women they should teach younger women is to be chaste. But as you’ll learn in this talk, being chaste is more than a physical state of being; it’s an active virtue. A chaste woman consistently demonstrates sexual purity—in thought, word and deed. Stacy shares how sexual purity, biblical beauty and the heart motives behind each work together in the life of the Christian woman to glorify God and hallow His name.
James and Stacy McDonald and Family
Today we are giving away two items: the book Raising Maidens of Virtue and Family Reformation Ladies Tea DVD. Leave a comment here and on Wednesday we'll pick the two winners. Please leave name and email address.