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Number of Pages: 224
Publication Date: 2008
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Located in: Lakewood, WA
Submitted: March 12, 2008
Tell us a little about yourself. We have been married for 25 years. We have eight kids ranging in age from 24 to 9 years old. Kelli has a degree in secondary education and social work from Indiana State University. David played football at Washington State University on the 1981 Holiday Bowl team. Today David serves as the Area Director for Young Life in the south Tacoma area. For more information you are welcome to visit our website goingpublicthebook.com.
What was your motivation behind this project? One of our great passions, besides working with youth, has been parenting. Over the years we have done a lot of teaching and coaching of other parents. A trend that we noticed is fear, especially as it pertains to the public school. We often say there are good reasons to put your child in private or home school, fear isn't one of them. We looked at the resources available to parents with children in public school (which represents 89% of America). We were alarmed to find virtually no titles that encouraged or equipped these parents, but rather only negative and in some cases caustic titles imploring Christians to remove their kids from public school. We decided it was time to write a book that assumed God's sovereignty, even in the hallways of our public institutions. Going Public is not an anti home school or private school book. It is written to all parents; but specifically to parents that find themselves, for one reason or another, parenting children in public school. Our prayer is this project will give them some tools, give them some hope and give them some encouragement.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? We hope this project will better equip all parents in their great calling. Specifically we want parents of public school children to parent with confidence, knowing that what happens in the home far outweighs anything that could happen out there. They are their child's number one influence and their kids can thrive in public school!
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? It was so great to be forced to articulate principles and beliefs that we held to be true. It has strengthened our marriage and improved our own parenting skills.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? Certainly our own parents were key mentors in both our lives. In addition to that over the years we have learned from many great authors and speakers. On our website we have listed our favorite book list.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: What you do as a parent does matter and you can do it. God has called you to this great task and therefore He is in your corner. It is possible to raise great kids; kids that love Jesus, love you and love other people.
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