SR 778: Thriving Through the Ugly: Homeschooling Through Difficult Times, Linda Lacour Hobar, Pt. 3

“As you invest in your children, maybe you’re breaking cycles of sin that have been there for generations. You might just be breaking that with this concentrated time, you’re going to choose to invest in your kids.” ~ Linda Lacour Hobar

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The Mystery of History, Linda Lacour Hobar, joins Yvette Hampton for a heartfelt conversation about navigating the deepest trials and tribulations in homeschooling, marriage, parenting, and life. This episode explores the realities of short-term and long-term private struggles, shedding light on the darkest challenges faced by many families. Through personal anecdotes and biblical insights, they share powerful tools for finding strength, leaning on faith, and discovering hope in the face of adversity. If you’re weathering stormy times, this episode is a must-listen for uplifting encouragement

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Discussion Questions:

1. In the episode, Linda talked about the importance of having an inner circle of support during tough times. Who is in your inner circle, and how have they supported you through difficult seasons in your homeschooling journey?

2. Linda discussed the concept of the “crisis cube” as a visualization tool for categorizing and addressing different types of crises. Have you ever used a similar method to categorize and address challenges in your life? How did it help you?

3. Yvette and Linda pointed out that going through difficult times does not disqualify parents from homeschooling. Do you agree with this perspective? How do you think challenging times can actually shape and strengthen homeschooling families?

4. Psalm 19 was shared as a source of encouragement during difficult times. Do you have a favorite Bible passage that has been a source of strength for you during tough seasons? How has it impacted your outlook and approach to homeschooling?

5. Linda described different types of crises and how they might impact homeschooling activities. Have you ever felt the need to take a break from regular homeschooling due to personal or family crises? How did you adapt your homeschooling approach during those times?

6. Linda shared that during tough times, homeschooling might actually serve as a guiding light for children in the midst of family challenges. How have you seen homeschooling positively impact your children during challenging times in your family?

7. Yvette and Linda discussed the idea of keeping our focus on Christ during difficult times and finding our reward in Him. How have you personally experienced the strength and comfort of relying on the Savior during tough seasons?

10. Have you seen God use your challenges or traumatic experiences for His glory or to grow you?

Psalm 19:7-11 (ESV)

The law of the Lord is perfect,
    reviving the soul;
the testimony of the Lord is sure,
    making wise the simple;
the precepts of the Lord are right,
    rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of the Lord is pure,
    enlightening the eyes;
the fear of the Lord is clean,
    enduring forever;
the rules of the Lord are true,
    and righteous altogether.
More to be desired are they than gold,
    even much fine gold;
sweeter also than honey
    and drippings of the honeycomb.
Moreover, by them is your servant warned;
    in keeping them there is great reward.

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