This is such a hard space to be in. I know because I was in it, I understand. Explore some insight to help in how to handle a spouse who doesn’t want to homeschool.
When I met my husband, we were both Christians. I didn’t know then, that I would ever even want to homeschool. I had worked all my life, well since I was about 14 years old and working was all I knew. I was a single mom, and what I knew to do was get things done.
I worked even two jobs at a time, went to school, finished my undergrad and post-grad. I just knew to do what I had no other choice to do as a single mom, I worked and worked to make ends meet.
After I had been married for some time (and a few kids later), I met some Titus 2 women who helped me to understand what my role was as a mother and a wife. I was doing it all, but man was I exhausted. My first ministry was my kids but I just found myself working, cooking, getting them baths, sleep, and starting the whole day over again.
I was being a warrior mom, like you all but I felt this tug in my spirit that where I belonged was teaching my children and making Christ the forefront of their lives. I found that I just couldn’t do that anymore. That desire of my heart to homeschool my children and make them my first ministry was NOT my husband’s desire.
He could not understand why someone with a post-graduate degree would want to give up the money in order to stay home. It was a very tough journey for the Lord to change his heart.
After my husband was totally against homeschooling, I turned to prayer. Unfortunately, I would not bring up homeschooling — until we would fight. This made him reject homeschooling even more.
It was a long a journey, he is a homeschooling advocate now — and loves having me home, by the way. However, it was a complete softening of his heart by the Lord and it took me to bow the knee. Above that, it happened in the Lord’s timing.
Get some help with how to handle a spouse who doesn’t want to homeschool from At Home with Holly.
Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!
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