What brought you and your husband to having the same mind for family? Were there circumstances that brought you closer together?
We are still honestly learning all the things we need to do to live a holy, family-centered life. There are still some old habits that we are working on, but there were circumstances that occurred in our lives when we had to make the decision that nothing could interfere in our parenting and training these precious children up in the Scriptures.
My husband and I have always desired to train up children who would not conform to the world and its ways, nor grow up and lose their way, but children who would seek Yehovah wholeheartedly all of their lives. The problem was that we never knew how to achieve that. Add to the family mix the fact that we had no idea what a truly submissive to the Father, godly marriage looked like, and you have a recipe for disaster. Fortunately, Yehovah used many circumstances to draw us closer to him and his narrow path.
One thing that we would not expect to be a way to be drawn closer to him was having Believers scorn us for our choices to home school and not participate in worldly things caused us to see where our lives were going as Believers. When our daughter decided that she was no longer under our authority at age fifteen, we knew what we thought was the model Christian family was just not working.
Searching the Scriptures was all we could do. We learned, through Biblical family resources and the Scriptures that today’s churches do not truly understand Yehovah’s plan for the family. We have to get into the Scriptures to learn what he has for His people in families.
Having friends within your family of Believers forsake you in the manner they did us made us draw closer together, definitely. It was a hurt and a shock, but we knew we had our own family and the LORD, and we have grown in Him more since that time than we had many years before.
It has been a long road in the past 5 years since we broke from the traditional Christian Church to come home… longer than the time reflects. We have seen much more fruit, though, because of the path and our obedience to follow the Scriptures and Yehovah’s way, in spite of what others who say they are following the right path have said to and about us.
We have been blessed! We are still being blessed!! We are learning, studying, diligently seeking the narrow path that is the true way to Yehovah. I pray that my husband, whose heart has been turned to home more than ever before, will have more time to study, seek and spend time with us, learning and teaching all Yehovah has for us!
be blessed and may your family be at peace in him and his way~
Mrs. Jacque Dixon and her husband, Matt, train their eight children up in the LORD home schooling on their small homestead in Indiana. They are the founders of Gleaning the Harvest, presenting widows and fatherless to the Body of Christ. She is owner and publisher of Training Sons to Be Men, and Training Daughters, Teaching Wives, where she is a regular columnist. You can also read encouraging home school articles and more about the Dixon family at Walking Therein.