We were very honored to be guests on the Generations radio show again, this time on the subject of our new CD, “What our Father Taught us About Boys.”
From the Generations website:
What our Daughters Need to Know About Young Men
Interview: Anna Sofia and Elizabeth Botkin
In a Eros-filled society, people hardly know how to relate to each other, and the problem is particularly difficult for our unmarried young men and women. The Botkin sisters join us again on this edition of Generations to talk about “The things our father taught us about young men.” Too many young men and women avoid each other or create odd romantic ideas about the opposite gender. This helpful interview will strengthen the guy-girl (read brother-sister) relationships in your church community. We would recommend this as an excellent teaching tool for families and churches, where young men and women, boys and girls interact.
You can listen to the show HERE.
A very kind review of our family’s latest documentary:
For Christmas 2009, I asked for the new DVD Homeschool Dropouts: Why The Second Generation is now Headed for a Spiritual Wasteland. And I got it! I was so excited to receive this DVD and I watched it that day. I was shocked, convicted, humbled, pricked, challenged, filled with despair, brought to tears, filled with hope, and awakened to a growing movement: Homeschool dropouts.
Why write a review of this product?
First off, I want to say that this DVD will anger and possibly cause division among those who view it. Certainly one of the purposes behind this project was to call the second generation of home educators to a renewed sense of duty and fulfillment. This film is not for the faint hearted.
I believe that this is a much-needed message that is not being widely circulated among the homeschool movement. As I have been a part of this movement for nearly two decades, I have seen major changes in the way people are “doing homeschool” and some of these changes are frankly, frightening!
The time to act is now, the time to keep silent has passed. The Botkin siblings do a gracious job of communicating hard truths to my generation (the second generation) of homeschoolers. A message long overdue.
Geoffrey Botkin’s Saturday Morning Online Mentoring
Our father’s first online mentoring session was a wonderful success, and men tuned in from at least five different countries to listen in. The subject of this session was “Defending the Faith by Loving Your Wife.”
Dad doing one of the things he does best: answering questions from Scripture. Here he tackles, “How do you shepherd and lead your wife without being a tyrant?”
Behind the scenes: Handling the technical details.
By popular request, the first session is now available as a free mp3 download here.
It’s not too late to sign up to hear the eight remaining sessions! Mp3s of all the sessions will be made available to those who sign up, as well as the powerpoint slides.
In the next session, our father will answer the remaining questions from the last session at the top of the hour. Sign up here to tune in!
A sampling of future topics:
* How to defend the faith: Love your wife
* What every man needs to know before he dies
* How family worship changes the world
* How to think like a man in an adolescent culture
* How to fight like a man in a defeated culture
* How you and your sons can be involved in local church leadership
* How to take command in your home
* Understanding the Quadrivocational mission
* Why long term planning is essential to a fruitful legacy
What men are saying:
“Fathers need to be convinced that they are not living up to their duties for Christ. I think Geoffrey Botkin has a unique gift of being able to show men this.”
“I really enjoyed this morning’s sessions and look forward to the next eight Saturdays!”
“Even one session made it worth it.”
“The material was practical, pointed and delivered with grace. I’m looking forward to the next session.”