I once thought that life after homeschooling might be boring and without much to do. God disabused me of that idea once I read the profile of a Titus 2 woman. Rather than having little to do, the harvest was more than I could deal with myself. So, I began the Chalcedon Teacher Training Institute (CTTI) to share what I have learned in the 28+ years I homeschooled and in the general experience of being a wife and mother for decades. My efforts were intended to equip the women I interacted with so that they wouldn’t need me anymore and could do for others what I had been privileged to do for them.
Today, years later, I have conducted several Institutes of Biblical Law classes with graduates heartily applying what they learned from Dr. Rushdoony, me, and other women in the group discussions. I always hoped that we’d spread like a virus—”infecting” every sphere of our lives with the truth of God’s Word.
God has blessed this effort, and Chalcedon’s active support allows me to offer my services for free and this has been a key factor in the program’s success. My model is the one that Dr. Rushdoony and his wife Dorothy did for me: help me understand God’s Word with the intent and purpose to further the Kingdom of God. They did this freely and my husband and I knew that Chalcedon and its work deserved our tithes and offerings.
- Andrea G. Schwartz
Andrea Schwartz is Chalcedon’s family and Christian education advocate, and the author of eight books including: A House for God: Building a Kingdom-Driven Family, The Biblical Trustee Family: Understanding God’s Purpose for Your Household, Empowered: Developing Strong Women for Kingdom Service, Woman of the House: A Mother’s Role in Building a Christian Culture, and The Homeschool Life: Discovering God’s Way to Family-Based Education. She’s also the co-host of the Out of the Question podcast, and Homeschooling Helps (weekly live Facebook event). She can be reached at [email protected].