SR 822: Embracing Joy in Homeschooling and Ministry – Abby Joy, Part 1

 “People come first – before schedules. Being willing to serve is part of homeschooling.” ~ Abby Joy

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Yvette Hampton sits down with guest Abby Joy, a homeschooling mom and pastor’s wife, to discuss the joys and of raising a family in ministry, homeschooling her four boys, including identical twins, and the unique experiences they bring. From navigating the differences between her children’s learning styles to the blessings and difficulties of raising boys and the power of prayer in shaping their futures, Abby’s story is one of faith, love, and dedication to raising godly young men. Join us for a heartfelt conversation on homeschooling, family unity, and the impact of intentional parenting on the next generation.

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Discussion Questions:

1. What challenges did Abby Joy face during her twin pregnancy and the first year after her twins were born? How did she overcome these challenges?

2. In what ways does Abby Joy embrace the unique personalities and learning styles of each of her children, especially her twins?

3. How does Abby Joy navigate homeschooling her children, who are close in age but have different strengths and weaknesses in their educational journey?

4. What insights does Abby Joy share about the importance of raising strong, godly men in today’s society?

5. How does Abby Joy’s experience as a pastor’s daughter and now a pastor’s wife influence her approach to ministry and homeschooling?

6. How does homeschooling provide a unique opportunity for fostering family unity and strong sibling bonds, as seen in Abby Joy’s experience with her boys?

7. What lessons can moms, learn from Abby Joy’s transparency and vulnerability in sharing her struggles and triumphs in homeschooling and ministry?

8. How can families cultivate joy, encouragement, and authenticity in their homeschooling journey, inspired by Abby Joy’s example?

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