If you think that dating or courting is pre-engagement, then you’re really putting too much pressure on yourself.
Just as homeschoolers should probably not be so quick to condemn those who’ve chosen to delegate that responsibility to others, I’d argue that non-homeschoolers need to stop ridiculing those who choose the counter-cultural route of managing that education themselves at home.
First, I need to say upfront that there are many good parents who send their kids to government-funded schools and private schools. You are not necessarily in the wrong to delegate the responsibility of educating your children to the state.
Yesterday morning, I slipped our new videocamera into my jacket pocket and headed out the door with my wife and oldest daughter. We were going to the hospital to hear our 10-week-old baby’s heartbeat for the first time, and I wanted to capture that exciting moment.