SUGGESTIONS FOR THE BIBLE TEACHER, SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER, and HOMESCHOOLING PARENT
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Should Christians vote for pro-choice candidates? Read and take the Pro-Life Pledge found at the following link Pro-Life Pledge Brochure
RAISING LIFE LOVING KIDS: SUGGESTIONS BY PARENTS WHO HAVE SUCCEEDED.
Here's an idea that is long over due! How we can teach our children/grandchildren to be pro-life from infancy. One friend's young daughter sends a cookie "for the babies" with him when he goes to the abortion clinic to pray. Such actions give young children the idea that the preborn child is important and special to God.
A very active, long time pro-life family, raised their children to be pro-life and now their daughter writes about how she is also raising pro-life children. This is a success story.
Mary’s letter on the life-enriching gift of being pro-life
Here are a few ideas which helped me give my children the gift of being pro-life.
1) Some things are better caught than taught. Before I was six, my parents let us know our family was pro-life and even took us to demonstrate against abortion. I grew up just knowing that abortion was bad. When I became a mother, my husband Tim and I passed this life-enriching gift of being pro-life to our children by letting our actions as well as our words show them that our family is pro-life.
2) When should you begin? It’s best to start early. I have shown American Life League’s excellent video, “Baby Steps”, (showing active pre-born babies of various ages) to two year olds. I try to repeat the video once a year. The rest of my family and I exhibit enthusiasm. “That’s what you looked like before you were born! Weren’t you cute? You were so nice!” We try to repeat it every few months.
Try it! “Baby Steps” is free on the web at www.BabyStepsdvd.com *(see heritage house info below)
3) With my young children, I keep it short! If I can’t make it fun, I stop immediately!
4) How much we care about someone
partly has to do with what they do for us, but it has more to do
with what we do for them. Small children will care more about unborn
babies when they do something for them. Start with a small action so
each child can feel success doing something they know is important.
The Life Chain is an easy family activity. Young children love to
pick out baby gifts that can be given to a crisis pregnancy center.
Start them young, and ask only a tiny little bit so each child can succeed. Start older children this same way. Praise them and make sure they feel success and that they know they are doing something important. Praying daily for a baby helps children identify with the babies. I use the following prayer.
Jesus, I love you very much. Please spare the life of the preborn child, [baby's name], whom I have spiritually adopted and is in danger of abortion.
5) I work to maintain my children’s initial love for the right to life. After the child enters elementary school, I continue to encourage them by saying the baby prayer nightly. Educate your children about right to life issues appropriately as they mature. About once a year motivate older children by discussing appropriate Scripture such as Matthew’s Gospel, Chapter 25:31-46.
In elementary school we continue to educate our children about pro-life issues. Even at this age, abortion is a subject that may come up on the playground. At this age, you can encourage your children to write letters to elected officials.
I encourage my older children to continue praying and occasionally perform adult-like actions, such as learning and understanding the adversary’s techniques, deeper study or paper writing assignments, letters to the editor, attending a life chain, praying outside a clinic, joining their church or local right to life group, or social networking such as email or Facebook, et al. to communicate pro-life messages. .
6) It is important to cause your child’s heart to be pro-life very early because people’s earlier opinions determine what new information they later believe or reject and your children will be exposed to pro-abortion propaganda much earlier than most parents expect.
7) The major media (especially ABC, CBD, NBC) have been doing research for at least forty years in order to better learn how to change people’s attitudes toward morality and the media has specialists who specifically research better ways to change people’s attitudes toward abortion, contraception, and other morality related issues. The general technique is to have attractive characters be pro-abortion and attract characters initially on the fence to take a step toward becoming pro-promiscuity and pro-abortion. These characters comprise a virtual peer group which makes it reasonable to be pro-abortion or pro any other attitudes or morality the media wants to impose on the public. To learn more about how they do it, Google PCI Media Impact or check PCI Media Impact on Wikipedia, especially the NY Times reference.
The pro-abortion movement influences children with propaganda at surprisingly early ages, so it is important to prepare your children early. Tell each child in general terms what is coming from the pro-abortionists so they can better resist pro-death propaganda as they mature.
When the child enters junior high school or before age fourteen, as much as possible of what should be known by an adult should be explained, taking account of the age and maturity of the child. Life Issues is one source for valuable resources.
8) Before I was ten, a girl friend was snooping in our garage where she should not have been. She happened to notice some photos of aborted babies. Nobody knew about this snooping until twenty years later when she told me that she had been pressured to abort her baby and the memory of those photos was the deciding factor in strengthening her enough to resist abortion. I think children should see photos of aborted babies before they enter high school.**
Don’t fear. When you first learn how the major media is trying to steal the hearts and souls of your children, you will be tempted to be scared. Don’t be. It is true that if you send them out weak, they will wreck. But if you send them out strong, they will come back stronger. And you can send them out into the world strong. You may be weak, but you and God together are stronger than all Satan’s highly placed advocates!
By Timothy and Mary Partin – daughter and son-in-law of Bob and Susan Sassone
**Jean Garton wrote a book Who Broke The Baby? after her young son saw the pictures of an aborted baby and asked that question. Another young child said after accidently seeing the pictures, “Jesus wouldn’t like that.” Young children know it is a baby but not some Supreme Court Justices!
Why is this so
important? In a recent article the “Pew Research Center
It was found that they are the least overtly religious American generation in modern times.
One-in-four are not affiliated with any religion.
Six-in-ten were raised by both parents.
They are the most likely of any generation to self-identify as liberals.
The Barna Group, Ltd., 2368 Eastman Ave. Unit 12, Ventura, CA 93003 has been doing extensive polls since 1984.
There is hope. Groups like Awana help parents and churches raise Modern-Day Josephs, Awana strategically weaves five master life threads (character traits) into their curriculum for ages 2 to 18:
Respect, Wisdom, Grace, Destiny and Perspectives
What is the result? Instead of half the church-going teens abandoning their faith after high school, by contrast, most kids in Awana continue to faithfully follow Jesus as adults.
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Should Christians vote for pro-choice candidates? Read and take the Pro-Life Pledge found at the following link Pro-Life Pledge Brochure
Well thought out Bible Studies especially for Bible study groups and Sunday School classes from Crusade For Life:
– Focus on the Family
Outstanding overview of Christianity.
http://www.all.org American Life League P.O. Box 1350, Stafford, VA 22555 540-659-4171 fax: 540-659-2586 - http://www.all.org/faq/ Most frequently asked questions on life issues. Great prolife resource especially for Catholics.
http://www.aim.org/ Accuracy in Media - 4455 Connecticut Ave,
N.W. Suite #330,
ChristianBooks.com - Carries many pro-life books that
are highly recommended for a church Pro-Life Library. Forgive and
Set Free by Linda Cochrane - highly recommended program for
healing from abortion; The Hand of God by Bernard Nathanson;
Won By Love by Norma McCorvey; *ProLife Answers to
ProChoice Arguments by Randy Alcorn; *Gianna: Aborted and
Lived to Tell About It by Jessica Shaver; Grand Illusions:
The Legacy of Planned Parenthood by George Grant
Crusade for Life, Inc. 9771 El
Tulipan Cir, Fountain
Eagle Forum - Legislative
Concerned Women for America
- Important information on
Pro-life/Pro-family issues including Sanctity of Life
Eternal Perspective Ministries - Books for a church Pro-Life Library – high school and up: Has excellent resources pertaining to life such as these pro-life books and articles by Randy Alcorn author of:
Family Research Council - Tony
Perkins - Keep
informed on legislation in Washington, DC. and your state.
Heritage House '76, Inc. - Excellent material on all aspects of pro-life including abstinence, euthanasia and health and many special items.
http://hisnestingplace.org His Nesting Place 401 E. Market Street Long Beach, CA 90805 (562) 984-5034 – a positive answer to abortion. His Nesting Place has a home for pregnant woman and their children, a pregnancy help center to help woman choose life, a thrift store and sidewalk counseling training. [email protected]
Patients Alliance - Ron Panzer sends out by
e-mail current updates on bioethical issues. Very important
information on bioethics – high school and up.
Preserving the Original
Mission of Hospice! Many important topics on end of life issues.
Ignatius Press, 15 Oakland Ave, Harrison, NY 10528 -1-800-651-1531 - leading on line Catholic book store
http://internationallifeservices.org International Life Services, 2606 1/2 West 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90057 213/382-2156 f 213/382-4203 .[email protected] or [email protected] for materials from Scholl on bioethical issuesPatient's Rights Council International Anti-Euthanasia Task Force P.O. Box 760, Steubenville, OH 43952 740 282 3810 - Updated news on physician assisted suicide.
Joniandfriends.org - Several books by Joni Eareckson Tada on her life, about death, stem cells and her love for Christ.
Operation Rescue - "Their Blood Cries Out" Troy Newman’s important book explores the doctrine of bloodguilt and outlines the biblical teaching regarding how a community and nation can be freed from the curse brought by the shedding of innocent blood. This new and completely revised edition is equally suitable for pastor or layperson.
Life Legal Defense Foundation - Life Legal does an outstanding job of defending advocates of life in the courtroom
Life Cycle Books - Excellent material on all aspects of pro-life including abstinence, euthanasia and health.
Every Christian Needs to Know About Abortion”
Pro-Life America - Showing fetal development for all ages.
Life Dynamics, Inc - One of the best and most complete pro-life websites in America
Life Issues Institute Important pro-life books: Abortion Questions and Answers: Love Them Both, Abortion and Slavery: History Repeats, Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia: Past and Present all by Dr. Willke DVDs on "Post Abortion Healing", "Partial Birth Abortion", "Chemical Abortions", "Abortion and Breast Cancer".
http://lifesavers.glorifyjesus.com/elizabeth/ The Elizabeth League is a network of church-based small groups established to support and encourage pregnant women and their children. Life Savers, LifeHouse at 25th and H Streets in Bakersfield, CA. The Taft LifeHouse is located at 28 Emmons Park Dr., Taft (661) 323-2229 An excellent church project.
Family Resource Center 321 Main St, Peoria,
Excellent Catholic resource.
http://lifepriority.net To inform concerned citizens about crucial life issues of abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, and cloning confronting California and our Nation. Life Priority Network is a no frills web site for the pro-life activist. [email protected]
Life News EXCELLENT resource for current national pro-life news by Steven Ertelt
http://lutheransforlife.org/Teaching_For_Life.htm Lutherans for Life
National Association of Christian Educators, P.O. Box 3200, Costa Mesa, CA 92628 - Escape From Sugarloaf Mine by Ruth Buehrer - a children's book to neutralize the dangers of humanism Choosing Your Child's Future/A Workbook For Parents - helping parents decide between Christian, home or public schools for their child's education.
http://nationallifechain.org Please Let Me Live/National Life
Chain 3209 Colusa
http://www.capwiz.com/nrlc/home/ National RTL Educational
Trust Fund nrlc.org - 512 10th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20004
202/626-8809 - Publishes the National Right to Life News,
202-626-8828 - legislative and political pro-life news
http://www.pacificjustice.org/contact-us Pacific Justice
Institute - also other groups that help churches with legal
problems P.O. Box 276600, Sacramento, CA 95827 916-857 6900[email protected]
Pacific Justice Institute
Population Research Institute - Several books such as A Mother's
Ordeal by Steven Mosher about abortion in China.
Preserve Liberty - What a Church Can Do and special DVD
http://prolifeaction.org/hotline/category/sidewalk-counseling/ Pro-Life Action League prolifeaction.org 6160 N. Cicero Ave, Chicago, IL 60646 - 773-304-LIFE, 773-777-2900, fax773-777-3061 Lots of pro-life material and especially on how to reach the abortion minded woman. Sidewalk counseling. [email protected]
Life Training Institute Training others to save lives. Founded by Scott Klusendorf
Regnery Publishing, Inc. Facts Not Fear, A Parent's Guide to Teaching Children About the Environment by Michael Sanera and Jane S. Shaw
The Susan B. Anthony List is dedicated to advancing, mobilizing and representing pro-life women in the political process. Excellent web site for young woman to see the political side of pro-life.
Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation - Fighting to protect love ones from the strong euthanasia movement growing in our country today.
http://textbookreviews.org Educational Research Analysis Newsletter PO Box 7518, Longview, TX 75607 903-753-5993 The late Mel Gablers started this outstanding important ministry. Public school textbooks are decided in TX and CA for the whole nation - for parents. They have made a difference. [email protected]
The Justice Foundation was founded in 1993 to protect the fundamental freedoms and rights essential to the preservation of American society. The Foundation represents clients free of charge in cases in the areas of limited government, free markets, private property, parental school choice, parental rights in education, and enforcing laws to protect women's health. College age interest in law.
http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2009/06/375 Is the
abortion debate over? Article by Micah Watson – high school and
up. Found on The Witherspoon Institute.
Wall Builders,Inc. *Drive Through History America - great for high school including homeschooling families plus other American history materials such as: America's Godly Heritage and many other books by David Barton.
Zondervan Publishers - Honey For A Child's Heart by Gladys Hunt, imaginative use of books in family life, secular and Christian titles for children of all ages – excellent resource for parents. Read for Your Life Turning Teens into Readers Includes an Exclusive List of over 300 Recommended Books!
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