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It's Not About Staying at Home

By Anna and Elizabeth Botkin

57 min.

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It's Not About Staying at Home

If you think God’s plan for young women is all about being modest, keeping pure, staying home, preparing for marriage, and waiting for Prince Charming… you will not like this message. But...
  • If you’re tired of a small and fruitless vision for single womanhood, and are wondering if God might want more from you…
  • If you’re frustrated with a lack of fruitfulness, real-world involvement, and opportunities to grow, be stretched, and exercise your gifts…
  • If you’re sick of legalism, idolatry, formulas, movements, bandwagons, Christian-subculture trends and man-made rules, and just want to get back to God’s timeless principles for young womanhood…
  • Or if you’re just trying to figure out what you believe and why…
…take a step back with Anna Sofia and Elizabeth, away from the narrow applications and movement trends, and reexamine the baseline biblical principles that should form the foundation of our vision of single womanhood. Discover a robust vision of spreading the gospel, serving the saints, reaching out to the poor and needy, being full of good works, exercising your gifts, strengthening your arms, working with your hands, making the most of your single years, seeking first the Kingdom of God, and more! In this message, the Botkin sisters reexamine hot button issues like a father’s authority, marriage, singleness, college, jobs, ministry, giftedness, Phariseeism, pursuing fruitfulness rather than just safety, serving our families vs. serving other people, why feminism is not the big enemy, and of course, “staying at home.” Prepare to be more excited about being a single Christian young woman than you’ve ever been before!
Good Girls and Problem Guys

By Anna and Elizabeth Botkin

56 min.

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Good Girls and Problem Guys

You’re a solid young Christian woman. You’re committed to purity and wholesome relationships. You don’t hang out with “bad” guys. And you suddenly find yourself dealing with a guy who’s trying to play you, manipulate you, use you, entice you, or even abuse you. What do you do? It’s dangerously naïve to deny that predators, manipulators, abusers, playboys, wolves, stalkers, and creeps haunt every circle – as do good guys simply having a hard time mastering their sin nature. And though we’re never responsible for sins men commit, it’s time to know our own power to resist and rebuke evildoers. Drawing lessons from how Abigail and Bathsheba each responded to the same godly man when he was off the path, Anna Sofia and Elizabeth clear away legalistic relationship rules and formula-based approaches to “purity,” and focus on how to become a woman with the confidence to put the fear of God into men who are in sin. Hear straight talk on self-defense, dealing with a flirt, how not to be a doormat, a woman’s rights and recourses for resisting, combating manipulation, becoming spiritually strong, and the gospel’s hope for moving on from our own past mistakes.
Dominion-Oriented Femininity

By Anna and Elizabeth Botkin

38 min.

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Dominion-Oriented Femininity

Do Christians sometimes “default” to habits, styles, looks that are only caricatures of real femininity and masculinity? Could these Christian stereotypes actually be hindering women from being women? Sisters Anna Sofia and Elizabeth Botkin explore these questions as the examine what Scripture says about true womanhood.
How to Teach Your Children to Love Learning

By Victoria Botkin

1 hr

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How to Teach Your Children to Love Learning

Until your children learn to love learning, homeschooling will be a battle and a chore. Wrangling unmotivated children will wear you out. School will be the first thing to drop on days when you just can’t stay on top of everything. That nagging fear will creep in: You’re just not teaching them everything they need to know. And you may find yourself being crabby teacher lady more often than fun, lovable mommy. When children love to learn, they drive themselves as fast you can steer them and fill their own educational gaps faster than you can find them. Their educations march on even during busy days, stressful days, hard days, tired days. But can we turn our children into those children?

Make Homeschooling the Most Fun You and Your Children Ever Had!

With warm motherly wisdom and the experience of over 30 years homeschooling seven children, Victoria Botkin explains how you can give your child that unquenchable thirst for knowledge and motivation to learn. With practical tips on creating a home that will do a lot of the homeschooling for you, getting your children more interested in studying than being entertained, making “free time” educational, helping them take ownership of their own educations, rising above the limitations of your own education, and more, Victoria will soon become the teaching mentor you’ve been waiting for. If you’re more interested in real, lasting investments in your child’s mind, heart, and character than in expensive programs and gimmicky formulas; if you want to make home education happen without, you know, having to make it happen; if you want learning to be the most fun you and your children have ever had together… listen to this message!
Teaching Our Children to Teach Themselves

By Victoria Botkin

23 min.

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Teaching Our Children to Teach Themselves

How do we get our children excited about learning? When should they begin to feel responsibility for their own higher education? How do we teach them to balance academics with practical life skills? Veteran home educator Victoria Botkin offers down-to-earth advice.
Semper Reformanda

By Geoffrey Botkin

34 min.

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Semper Reformanda

The Doctrine that Changes the World

Five centuries ago, the Great Reformers understood they were part of history, and part of an unfinished reformation. All Christians who issue from them and wish to honor these great men must carry their work forward with the same integrity, patience, and vision. Today's Christians need to think like reformers, believe like reformers and act in faith according to the doctrine of Semper Reformanda, reforming always all things according to written Word of God. This lecture is an exercise in thinking about present human traditions as reformers would think, with reminders of the biblical requirements of holiness, orthopraxy, patience, perseverance, and victory.

What is the Church?

By Geoffrey Botkin

62 min.

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What is the Church?

The Great Reformation of the 16th Century began to rewrite the definition of "church" along scriptural lines. But the rewrite was never completed and the modern church still suffers from little Romanisms and traditions of men that keep it from its proper function, glory, fruitfulness, and role in the modern world. What can average American families do to reinvigorate the spirit and work of the Reformation? This lecture defines the Bible's mandate for the church and gives practical steps for any family or community that needs to strengthen weak churches or plant strong churches.
What is a Family?

By Geoffrey Botkin

70 min.

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What is a Family?

What are the forgotten Biblical purposes of home life? Why are so many Christian homes not Christian, biblical, or happy? What can parents do to rediscover the timeless foundations of the greatest institution of Christendom? Discover what families can do who have never seen the example of biblical home life.
Why the Second Generation Drops the Ball

By Isaac, David, Anna Sofia, Elizabeth, & Benjamin Botkin

46 min.

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Why the Second Generation Drops the Ball

Five young second-generation Christians speak on the privileges and temptations that come with growing up in a Christian home, and the biggest sins of homeschooled youth. Learn how children can rise above these, honor their parents, and go even further than the first generation. Find out what it looks like, Biblically, to honor one’s parents and why this is vital to the success of any individual, family, or nation.
What it Means to Honor Our Parents

By Isaac, David, Anna Sofia, Elizabeth, & Benjamin Botkin

62 min.

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What it Means to Honor Our Parents

The Fifth Commandment comes alive in this lecture by Isaac, David, Anna Sofia, Elizabeth, and Benjamin Botkin. No Christian can enjoy life and see length of days without getting right with his parents.

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A Message From Geoffrey Botkin

Geoffrey Botkin

Why do historians call the family “the basic unit of society?” Because families build and then preserve the foundations of civilization. Parents and children can work together and learn together and create the very fabric of culture. When families know what they’re doing, the adventure of family life is stimulating beyond description. And home life becomes happy and highly rewarding. The families here at Western Conservatory are on an exhilarating mission to find and publish the lost secrets and tools families need to build the future. We are extraordinarily optimistic about the 21st century because we see so many American families rediscovering solid ground and a vision for freedom. Come with us on this journey of faith and promise. Let’s build the future together.

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