With two national college championship wins and a Heisman Trophy to his name, Tim Tebow became a household name playing three seasons in the NFL. His trademark ‘Tebowing’ pose becoming a phenomenon. Now a professional baseball player, Tebow is not only known for his knows on the field but also for his charity work off the field with his foundation.
The 30-year-old Florida native crediting much of his success to his strong faith and being homeschooled.
Christian football and baseball star, Tim Tebow, did not attend a single day in public school until his first day at the University of Florida, a school with nearly 50,000 students. Why? Tebow instead spent his early educating years working on his family’s farm and attending classes taught by his parents, Bob and Pam. Tim was homeschooled together with his siblings.
“They wanted us to learn reading, writing, and arithmetic, but it wasn’t number one. They wanted to instill love into our hearts. Love for God and love for one another. They wanted us to be able to learn a work ethic, a dedication. The biggest ways that you overcome fear and doubt are with love and purpose. We did homeschooling because my parents wanted to instill loving us and purpose in our lives; that you were created in love, for love and to give love.”
Over the last 20 years, the method has grown in popularity. As of 2016, there are about 1.7 million homeschooled students in the US alone (ages 5-17). Almost all of the homeschooling was value-based for religious reasons. People are now actually homeschooling for the academic reasons.
“My parents were true pioneers in the homeschools movement. They took responsibility for educating their children before the general public even knew it was an option. I’m so grateful they were willing and committed to answering the call” (Tim Tebow).
Are you homeschooling?
If you made the brave choice to homeschool your kids don’t skip out on faith material that will help your kids connect to the Lord. Rhapsody of Realities material can be found through the Children’s Ministry.