Faye Abbas | Ep. 059

Sep 20, 2023

Homeschooling by Faith, Not by Sight - Part 1

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About this Episode

Do you ever get discouraged by the obstacles  you sometimes face as a homeschool mom? Then you don’t want to miss this episode as Zan talks with Faye Abbas about the challenges of being a blind homeschool mom of two active sons. Hearing Faye’s story will encourage you to see difficulties as opportunities to trust God. Faye’s incredible story of determination and triumph will inspire you to keep going strong in your own homeschool journey.

Meet My Guest

Faye Abbas homeschooled both of her sons from kindergarten through high school. Her oldest son is a pediatrician. Her second son was accepted into the elite Navy SEALs program, but sustained an injury and had to dismiss himself. He is now an intensive care cardiac nurse. Faye is the grandmother to three beautiful little girls, and both sons and their wives intend to homeschool their children. Faye and her twin sister were born prematurely and placed immediately in incubators. Faye’s vision was destroyed because of incorrect oxygen settings in her incubator. Being blind never stopped Faye from accomplishing any of her goals. She graduated from Furman University with a major in church music and was the only student to receive a standing ovation during the graduation ceremony. Faye attended Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, as a church music major and won an award as the outstanding student. After graduation she eventually moved to Nashville and sang at concerts and crusades around the country for the Southern Baptist Convention. Faye married Richard in 1986, and they settled in California. Faye served as the president of her homeschool group in Woodland for many years. She continues to teach private piano and voice lessons and serves on the praise and worship team for her church.

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At BJU Press Homeschool, we’re committed to providing children an education from a biblical worldview that is academically sound and challenges them to advance, think critically, and live like Christ. This type of education is not often possible in public schools because of the number of children taught in a classroom, a difference in worldview, and peer and societal pressure to conform. Homeschooling allows parents to instruct and disciple their children without daily fighting messages from an opposing worldview taught in the classroom. And with tuition costs and fees for private schooling or tutoring, homeschooling may be the only option for parents who are concerned for their children’s physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

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