It’s Your Life: Moss Family {Giveaway}

The family today is in a state of crisis like never before and sadly we don’t have to look beyond our own four walls to see the results. Most of us have two incomes but we’re deeply in debt. … We consider it normal for our children to be best friends with their peers and yet bicker and fight with each other and disrespect their parents. Our churches are full of programs, but 88 percent of children raised in evangelical homes leave the church at the age of 18 never to return. – Shane Moore

From the Moore family, the producers of “Children Are a Blessing“, comes a new series of films that offers something different, Β families who have chosen to reject the societal norms for family and instead build on the firm foundation of the Word of God. The Moss Family is the first in this series.

From children who are best friends with their siblings, to training daughters to be joyful keepers at home, “The Moss Family” encourages Christians and challenges them to examine the false presuppositions of today’s society.

Their enjoyment of family and the simple pleasures of life stands in stark contrast to the majority of families today who sacrifice time together in their pursuit of activities and possessions.

Family worship, multiple c-sections, hard work and facing family tragedy with faith and confidence in the God who gives and takes away combine to give viewers a peek into the typical day-to-day life of this family who is not ‘typical’ in a nation of people who have turned their backs on God and His Word.

Set your hearts unto all the words which I testify among you this day, which you shall command your children to observe to do, all the words of this law. For it is not a vain thing for you; because it is your life. (Deuteronomy 32:46.47)

It Is Your Life: The Moss Family” is available for $13.95 at Moore Family Films.

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Melissa who won the “It Is Your Life” DVD.

The Moore family has offered to giveaway a copy of It Is your Life: The Moss Family to one Raising Olives reader.

To enter:

  • Leave a comment on this post telling me about your family.

Extra entries:Β (Please leave an additional comment for each entry.)

  • Share a link to this giveaway on Facebook (you may use the share button at the bottom of this post.)
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  • Post about this giveaway (3 entries)

Giveaway is open to U.S. residents and will end on September 29, 2011. The Moore family provided me with a pre-release copy of It’s Your Life: The Moss Family and will be giving a copy to the winner of this giveaway.

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141 Responses to It’s Your Life: Moss Family {Giveaway}
  1. Jama
    September 23, 2011 | 8:49 am

    What’s there to tell that you don’t already know?!? πŸ™‚

  2. Kimberly
    September 23, 2011 | 8:50 am

    Searching for material like this! would be great to win it. . instead of charging it or going into debt for it. πŸ˜‰

  3. Annie
    September 23, 2011 | 9:09 am

    We are a family with 4 children. All of them have been c-sections. That part of the description caught my eye!!

  4. Heidi
    September 23, 2011 | 9:09 am

    I am the mother of 11 children, who have come to us in many ways: through birth, marriage, foster care and adoption. I love my family deeply, even though there are times that they challenge me on that, and desire to bring them all up to know Christ. I am a stay-at-home Mom/Grandma and love my role in the lives of my children and husband. I couldn’t be more blessed.

  5. Cheryl @Treasures from a Shoebox
    September 23, 2011 | 9:14 am

    This video sounds so refreshing! Our family’s story: After nearly divorcing in 1997, the Lord sent a godly pastor to counsel us. We were both saved and then against the advice of well-meaning family and friends, we decided to stay together. We were expecting our 5th child at the time, who would’ve been our last, but God quickly changed our hearts regarding children. Fourteen years later, our family has become a beacon of hope for those who struggle in a failing marriage. We have 10 children; the oldest is married with 2 children. The other children have a singing ministry, (singing in churches, festivals and community events) in which they share our family story with others.

  6. The Momma@The Straightened Path
    September 23, 2011 | 9:15 am

    We are a work in progress, but aren’t we all. I am nearing my 28th birthday and am the mother to 4 blessings thus far. My husband and I were high school sweethearts but didn’t make God the center of our marriage until we found out we were expecting our first child. He served in the Navy for 5 years during that time which pulled us across country from our family and forced us to lean on God in founding our own family.

  7. Cheryl @Treasures from a Shoebox
    September 23, 2011 | 9:16 am
  8. Cheryl @Treasures from a Shoebox
    September 23, 2011 | 9:18 am

    Tweeted on Twitter πŸ™‚

  9. Kimberlee
    September 23, 2011 | 9:18 am

    I have three children (via C-section) and hope the Lord will give us more children someday. I would love to watch this bit of encouragement. Thank you.

  10. Katie Metka
    September 23, 2011 | 9:26 am

    This looks so great! A little about my family, I have been married to my amazing husband for almost 5 years, and we have 4 precious little girls so far:) Our oldest is almost 4, then twin 1.5 yr olds, then an almost 4 month old. I love reading about ideas for what to do with littles, since that is my life right now. It is a daily battle to be selfless and I can’t do anything without the Lord’s help. It is hard work as many moms know raising so many little ones, but they are such a joy!

  11. Staceyc
    September 23, 2011 | 9:31 am

    we are LOUD…. that characterizes our family. We laugh and yell and carry on all very loud. There’s never a dull moment round here.

  12. Staceyc
    September 23, 2011 | 9:33 am

    Shared on Facebook

  13. Jess R
    September 23, 2011 | 9:35 am

    God built my family through adoption and I love HIS perfect plan! I would love to see your DVDs – my kids need to work on getting along better, we homeschool so we pretty much are our own peer group. I love it but it also is turning all my hair gray . . . .

  14. Kate
    September 23, 2011 | 9:36 am

    We have five children: two are adopted and three were born via c-section. We would love to see this video for many reasons, one of which is because we hear a lot of “advice” from Christians to stop having children because of the pregnancy complications we’ve had.

  15. Kate
    September 23, 2011 | 9:36 am

    I shared this video on facebook. πŸ™‚

  16. Sarah
    September 23, 2011 | 9:42 am

    I have 3 kids – 6,5 and 3. I am really trying to make my husband and my kids the focus of my life and not outside things – this is the first I’ve heard of this series – really excited to check it out!!!!

  17. Sarah
    September 23, 2011 | 9:43 am

    shared on fb

  18. Christy
    September 23, 2011 | 9:43 am

    We are a family with three boys ages two and a half and 3 months. My oldest was born naturally and our newest boys (identical twins) were c-section. We are having a blast as our family grows! πŸ™‚ Its wonderful to see other families with the same values we cherish, sharing their insight and faith with others.

  19. Christy
    September 23, 2011 | 9:45 am

    I shared on facebook

  20. Christy
    September 23, 2011 | 9:46 am

    I tweeted the giveaway πŸ™‚

  21. Stephanie
    September 23, 2011 | 9:59 am

    My husband and I were both “backsliders” from youth, accepting Christ, then living like nothing ever happened. The Lord has renewed our vision and shown us much mercy over the last three years and we are grateful! We are a homeschooling, homesteading family of five children (four under five) and one due in March! I would love to add this movie to our home collection! Thank you for the offer!

  22. Amanda C
    September 23, 2011 | 10:00 am

    I am a stay-at-home mom of four kids, all born by c-section. I would love to watch this dvd because I am inspired by families who go against cultural norms.

  23. Stephanie
    September 23, 2011 | 10:00 am

    I shared this on my Facebook Page at Pure Modesty

  24. Becky
    September 23, 2011 | 10:01 am

    We have 6 children and one on the way. I would love to see this video. 3 of our children are also through adoption.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  25. Amy Mac
    September 23, 2011 | 10:07 am

    Married for 17 years, 5 sons. Homeschooling, just moved across the country away from my family.

  26. Anna Wilson
    September 23, 2011 | 10:12 am

    I only have one child so far, but can’t wait for more. I didn’t realize how wonderful children are until I had one. I waited 33 years to find that out. So wish I had found out sooner so I could have more! I’d love to have this movie, it’s so inspiring!

  27. Elisabeth
    September 23, 2011 | 10:20 am

    That looks like a great resource!

    As for my family: we’ve hit as bottom and then some and are trying to recover – I’m speaking of our marriage here – and learning about Jesus and how to let him be our Lord. We hope very much that the generational curses that have brought so much pain into our lives will be broken with us and will not cause our beautiful children to suffer the same way.

  28. Teresa D
    September 23, 2011 | 10:29 am

    We would love to see this movie. My husband and I are high school sweethearts. Married 15 years. We have 7 children 13-7mos. We strive to teach them the ways of the Lord not of the world. We pray that they will choose a
    Godly way to adulthood and live for Jesus. Our first 2 children were on “our time” and also happen to be c-sections. We met a friend who introduced us to homeschooling and a different perspective on children. We have since surrendered our childbearing years to the Lords plan. Our last 5 have been VBACs. God is good and we are teaching ours that babies are a blessing. They would/have receive different counsel from family, friends and even the church which make it even more important to show them that His word should have the final authority.

  29. Sharri
    September 23, 2011 | 10:36 am

    We’re a conservative Christian famly of 4 (2 young adult children still at home). We are trusting the Lord in this stage of life as we have no likeminded believers in our area and feel quite alone a lot of the time…

  30. Heather @ Raising Mighty Arrows
    September 23, 2011 | 10:45 am

    I would love to win! My minister husband and I are raising our currently 2 children to serve the Lord in a counter-cultural manner.

  31. Julie M.
    September 23, 2011 | 10:46 am

    It would be a blessing and an honor to win a copy of this DVD. I wasn’t trained as a young child to be best friends with my family first and I deeply want that for my own children, but I don’t always have the resources to know how to achieve this. It seems like I try, and when we are just at home, things are well. Once we venture out into the world to attend various functions and the other kids we come in contact with don’t have that same “heart” towards their family, they are a strong pull for my older kids to feel as if they are missing out by not going to all the functions these peers are attending with all the friends and are away from the family. I want my children to have their hearts for their family. It is a crazy mixed up mess at times and I would love to watch a family that has achieved this.

  32. Cathy
    September 23, 2011 | 10:50 am

    Wow I have never seen this before and all I can say is wow. The trailers were so inspiring. We are a family of 7 and Lord willing more to come. The childrens ages are 11,9,7,5,2. Educating at home for 8 yrs now.

  33. Cathy
    September 23, 2011 | 10:51 am

    shared on FB

  34. Christy, The Simple Homemaker
    September 23, 2011 | 10:54 am

    Thank you for offering this fabulous opportunity! We are a homeschooling family expecting our seventh child. We are abnormal in our “circles,” because of the above, and also because we nurse for a long time (really spreads out our children), work at home together with the older three children, and have a Christian music mission. Mentors are few and far between (read: nonexistent), so we take what we can get. Thank you!

  35. Christy, The Simple Homemaker
    September 23, 2011 | 10:55 am

    I shared this on Facebook as The Simple Homemaker.

  36. Christy, The Simple Homemaker
    September 23, 2011 | 10:56 am

    I tweeted as The Simple Home. πŸ™‚

  37. Christy P.
    September 23, 2011 | 10:58 am

    I have 4 children, 2 adopted. Although I have always been a Christian, I have been striving to learn how to be more intentional in my parenting/mentoring. I am also alarmed at how many children leave the church when they become adults. The statistics have made us even more diligent in how we raise our children. So any resource we come across that teaches us (shows us) how to parent in a more Godly way, is a blessing!

  38. Janice
    September 23, 2011 | 11:03 am

    I am the proud mama to 7 wonderful children, with another on the way! We home school. I love my kids and love my hubby!

  39. Michelle
    September 23, 2011 | 11:17 am

    Thank you for a wonderful giveaway. We are a family of 9, 2 daughters have left our home and 5, we are still educating at home. We have 2 grandchildren from our oldest daughter. We have embarked on a lonely road full of persecution(our families think we are nuts) to embrace training our daughters to enjoy and love their role as help meets and mothers. We struggle with the world’s pull back into the mainstream of society and would love to see other godly families embracing and walking this lifestyle out day by day.

  40. Heather Borchert
    September 23, 2011 | 11:20 am

    Our desire is to raise our two boys with a desire to know Christ. I was raised Christian, but also very worldly. My parents divorced after 30 years of marriage. I want something very different for my children. We are homeschooling with the hopes of deeply rooting them in the faith and stipping away the distractions of this world. My husband directs a local Christian community outreach center, so we are still very involved with normal, everyday Americans in need. We hope to keep our kids grounded yet still able to relate and minister to others.

  41. missy
    September 23, 2011 | 11:21 am

    This is a wonderful give a way. We are expecting our 8th child (this being our 6th c section with many complications). I hope this would be an encouragement for us right now. Thank you!

  42. Jill
    September 23, 2011 | 11:26 am

    I’ve been married for 11 years. I have 4 girls and homeschool the oldest 3. The youngest is 10 months – I love being able to stay home with them! πŸ™‚ My husband works very hard to make ends meet so I can stay home with them – I’m so thankful for him!

  43. Jill@ Jill's Home Remedies
    September 23, 2011 | 11:27 am

    I shared on facebook!

  44. Jill@ Jill's Home Remedies
    September 23, 2011 | 11:27 am

    I shared on twitter!

  45. Sarah
    September 23, 2011 | 11:46 am

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this. It sounds like a wonderful resource. We are a family of four (so far); daughter 3 and son 6 months. My husband and I have two babies in heaven and it is literally all by God’s grace that we are still married. When we first married, my husband was a false convert with many hidden sins I didn’t know about. God graciously and mercifully saved him and brought me to repentance and an understanding of biblical submission and the roles of men and women according to His Word before the birth of our daughter. We feel as though we are learning so much and desire to be pleasing and honoring to God with everything we do with our children and in our family. Thank you again for this giveaway as well as your encouraging blog. Love in Christ! πŸ™‚

  46. Rachel Q
    September 23, 2011 | 11:46 am

    Sounds like a terrific video for our growing family!

  47. Beth
    September 23, 2011 | 11:57 am

    We pray our family will always serve the Lord! This looks so good! I hope I win.

  48. Keri Brinkley
    September 23, 2011 | 12:14 pm

    What a neat giveaway! I am the wife of a wonderful, hard-working man and mother of four special blessings – three boys ages 7, 5, and 3, and a girl who just celebrated her first birthday. We are in our third year of homeschooling but still feel like we’re “new” at it and learning the “how to’s” of it all. It’s only by the Lord’s grace and mercy that we are able to, and to Him be all praise, honor, and glory!

  49. Keri Brinkley
    September 23, 2011 | 12:17 pm

    Shared on Facebook!

  50. Keri Brinkley
    September 23, 2011 | 12:17 pm

    Also tweeted! πŸ™‚ Thank you!

  51. Megan
    September 23, 2011 | 12:38 pm

    I would love to see this DVD. We have 7 kids, ages 12 – 1 month and 3 miscarriages. We homeschool and are trying to be that type of family, but it’s all new to us and we don’t have any mentors besides the Duggars on Netflix.

  52. Lori Buckner
    September 23, 2011 | 12:50 pm

    We have loved other movies from the Moore Family, so we’d be thrilled to have this one. We have 7 children, 1 girl, 3 boys, and 3 in heaven hangin’ with Jesus πŸ™‚

  53. Amy
    September 23, 2011 | 12:53 pm

    We have 2 kids Hannah 5 and Caleb 2. We had miscarriage in between the two and got through it with much peace thanks to God and our praying church family. We are excited to have more kids and would love to adopt internationally some day if God opens the doors to do so. I think this giveaway would be a great addition to our family! Thanks for the opportunity!

  54. Amy
    September 23, 2011 | 12:54 pm

    I just clicked the share button for fb!

  55. Amy
    September 23, 2011 | 12:55 pm

    I just posted this giveaway on fb. πŸ™‚

  56. Jolene
    September 23, 2011 | 12:56 pm

    Sounds like a great DVD and I would love to see it! We are independent Baptist missionaries in Ukraine, where we have been nearly 10 years now. My hubby is a third-generation missionary and I grew up in an abusive home, but God’s grace is absolutely sufficient. We now have 4 gorgeous children (ages 9, 7, 4, and 8 months) and love serving the Lord and giving our all to Him! Thanks for this giveaway!

  57. Katrina
    September 23, 2011 | 1:02 pm

    We are a family of 7 (baby 6 is due sometime in the next 3 weeks!), muddling through life with lots of prayer, and many hopes and dreams for our children.

  58. christa schoolfield
    September 23, 2011 | 1:27 pm

    I would love to win this! We are a family of 6 having just brought our little girl home from Ethiopia a few weeks ago! thanks=)

  59. christa schoolfield
    September 23, 2011 | 1:27 pm

    I ‘liked’ this on FB=)

  60. deanna
    September 23, 2011 | 1:41 pm

    we have 4 kids (13-3) and I am pregnant with #5. we homeschool and want desperately to live differently then the culture. we would love this dvd to help mentor us along that path. thanks!

  61. Babychaser
    September 23, 2011 | 1:47 pm

    Wow… this looks great! I’d love to have a copy!

  62. Heather Anderson
    September 23, 2011 | 1:57 pm

    My husband and I have seven children here with us and have had seven miscarriages. We are a home schooling family and endeavor to serve the Lord in all that we do. We are trying to build a culture in our home and community that reflects God’s order and glory.

  63. Heather
    September 23, 2011 | 2:02 pm

    We have a 3 year old, a 1 year old and are expecting Baby 3 in November right around our 4th anniversary. Started out quick with a honeymoon souvenir and they’ve come fairly quickly ever since…we love our babies! Daddy is Uncle Mike of Pint Size Polkas and I am blessed (and we’ve worked incredibly hard) to be home with the kiddos.

    Thanks for the giveaways,

  64. Kirsten
    September 23, 2011 | 2:05 pm

    Wow, this sounds like a really neat family! I would love to see how they are training their children up to love and serve our Lord. I am a Christian homeschooling mother of 4 children, ages 10 months-13 years and could always use the extra encouragement of other like minded parents. Thank you Kimberly for offering this giveaway πŸ™‚

  65. Holly Murphy
    September 23, 2011 | 2:05 pm
  66. Holly Murphy
    September 23, 2011 | 2:07 pm

    I am the sahm to 11 adopted children…the last seven we adopted were a sibling group. It is a very interesting time here…the kids range in age from 5-17!

  67. RG
    September 23, 2011 | 2:09 pm

    What a great giveaway. We are expecting our fifth child and our oldest is 8. What blessings God has given us.

  68. teresa
    September 23, 2011 | 2:12 pm

    This movie sounds awesome, I would love to watch it with my family. Thanks for the giveaway.

  69. Danielle
    September 23, 2011 | 2:37 pm

    My husband and I have 4 beautiful children, ages 4 months to 4 years (That’s a lot of 4s!). We haven’t had any real role models for having a large family, other than a few families we just know about, so this DVD would be a blessing to us. To be honest, I have moments of doubt about having more, but deep down I remember that God is truly faithful and He will care for us. Thank you for your ministry.

  70. Tracey
    September 23, 2011 | 3:05 pm

    We are a family of 5, old parents, young kids and just started homeschooling this year, yeah kindergarten!

  71. Becky
    September 23, 2011 | 3:05 pm

    I have three blessing here on earth and 1 in heaven. We are on Journey to be the family God wants us to be..we have a long way to go but taking baby steps! This would be a great step!

  72. Melissa
    September 23, 2011 | 3:11 pm

    We are a family of 8. We have 6 wonderful children and are now heading into a whole new season with the older 3. As each one steps out on their own we are learning that so much of what we’ve shown them is already guiding their decisions and commitments to the Lord in their own ways. This is showing us quickly where we have succeeded and failed.

  73. Kimarie
    September 23, 2011 | 3:11 pm

    We have 9 children (3 boys, 6 girls) ages 16-4, we homeschool, and are regrouping after my husband’s big career change. πŸ™‚ This DVD sounds like a wonderful resource that will encourage our entire family. Thank you for offering this – I’ve never actually heard of Moore Family Films…

  74. Melissa
    September 23, 2011 | 3:13 pm

    I just posted about this on facebook.

  75. Kathleen
    September 23, 2011 | 3:21 pm

    We have an almost 5-year-old girl, a 3 year-old boy, and a 17-month-old girl. We had a miscarriage a few months ago and are thankful for the peace that passes all understanding. We are praying that the Lord will bless us with more children (by birth and adoption)!

  76. Andrea
    September 23, 2011 | 3:21 pm

    Our family of seven stands out in our church for several reasons. We our striving to truly disciple our children. We go to a fairly big church and are striving to encourage families in the discipleship of their children. It seems there are few parents who take the challenge seriously in our circle. We are seeking Gods will in our lives daily. Our children are truly a blessing, constantly growing and amazing us.

  77. Kathleen
    September 23, 2011 | 3:22 pm
  78. Bonnie
    September 23, 2011 | 4:07 pm

    Our family LOVED “Children Are A Blessing” we have been so encouraged by the Moore Family films, and can’t wait to watch this new project on the Moss Family! I would love to win this!

  79. Catherine
    September 23, 2011 | 4:27 pm

    We love your site! I have 5 children, 13,11,7,8 and our baby who is 16 months. She was born with life threatening heart defects but is stable and growing very well! She continues to amaze us and the doctors! What a great dvd for family and friends! It would a blessing if we won. Thanks for the chance. Blessings~Happy Homeschooling Mama

  80. Darcy
    September 23, 2011 | 4:48 pm

    My husband and I have been married for 13 years (next month). We have 9 beautiful daughters ranging in age from 11 to 4 1/2 months. We stand out wherever we go and often find people who know about us before we even meet them (even in the Amish community!).

  81. Amanda
    September 23, 2011 | 5:15 pm

    This sounds like a good movie. I’m married and have two children (3 years and 9 months).

  82. Kristy
    September 23, 2011 | 5:56 pm

    I would love to read this book. I came to realize that I wanted a big family a little later in the game. Having turned 40 this last year, I am regretting that I didn’t make the most of my fertile years and had more than our 5 children (I know, nothing to shake a stick at, but I could have MORE). We range from 14 years to 4 months currently. I would love to read more about a family that has similar values since my own family, inlaws and blood, don’t understand or really support us. I am looking for good examples of more traditional family life that we don’t find in the world or even in our own extended families. This looks like a great read.
    Pick me! Pick me!

  83. Kristy
    September 23, 2011 | 5:58 pm

    Woops, I thought it was a book. Disregard my previous comment and know that a DVD would probably fit into my crazy, hectic life better anyway. Still – pick me! Pick me!

  84. Rebecca
    September 23, 2011 | 7:53 pm

    Seeing a movie like this would be a wonderful support to what we are trying to do!
    I’ve been blessed to be a stay-at-home mom since 1 month before our first was born. We have 7 kids, 6 boys and 1 girl, ages 14 to 2. We would love to have more but are waiting on God for that :). Our youngest was born with brain cancer which caused hydrocephaly. He currently has a shunt and is being monitored every 6 months for his cancer. We also just moved (about 3 weeks ago) to a new state-8 hours south of our previous home.
    I would love to win this! Thanks for the chance.

  85. Amanda
    September 23, 2011 | 9:00 pm

    My husband and I have 4 children, ages 7 – 6 months. We’ve been homeschooling from the beginning and I would love to have this dvd for support and guidance. Our family isn’t used to more than 2 kids or the thought of homeschooling which can be difficult at times. I am learning how to be a good homemaker and any tips would be helpful. Thank you for this opportunity!

  86. Elena Marshall
    September 23, 2011 | 9:55 pm

    I am the mother to 8 great children! Our oldest is a boy 19, next is a girl 16, then two boys 12 and 14, and then four little girls 10, 9, 7, and 5. We are slowly and prayerfully learning about how God wants us to raise our children and we would love as many mentors as possible. We appreciate this opportunity! :o)

  87. Shelly Smiths
    September 23, 2011 | 10:04 pm

    I have a wonderful family!! I am blessed with a godly husband and three beautiful little boys!

  88. Sara
    September 23, 2011 | 10:22 pm

    My husband and I have been married for 10 yrs, and we have 3 wonderful children- (2 of which have the same names as 2 of yours- a Colby and a Sadie) We homeschool and I love it! My husband recently underwent a vasectomy reversal as we have been convicted to put the size of our family back into the Lords hands. It has been a tough/faith filled journey and hope it ends with at least one more little miracle!

  89. Lainie
    September 23, 2011 | 10:24 pm

    Blogged about it! #1
    We have 8 blessings – all c-sections – so I’m especially interested in that topic!

  90. Alison
    September 23, 2011 | 10:32 pm

    My husband and I have been blessed with 7 children with number eight due in early November. We pray that we and our children would love the Lord with all of our hearts, minds and strength.

  91. Amy
    September 23, 2011 | 11:57 pm

    My husband and I have 4 wonderful children.

  92. Teri Davis
    September 24, 2011 | 12:49 pm

    Hi! My name is Teri. I have been married for 10 years. I have 4 children from my womb and one stepson: stepson 18, daughter 12, daughter 7, son 4, and son 3. About 3 years after having my youngest daughter, my husband and I decided to stop using the pill. I began to get a revelation that I was not trusting God with my womb by ME deciding when and how many children we should have. Since making that decision back then, I had 2 miscarriages and two beautiful sons! We are a homeschooling family as well. Although somedays the idea of more children can be a bit scary, I believe that God IS IN CONTROL! I am ever so blessed to have my husband and our children. I am also BLESSED by your blog! Thanks for sharing with us!!!

  93. Jen
    September 24, 2011 | 1:35 pm

    I am a sahm and we have three children with one coming within the next month. A daughter 20, son 18, son 6, and a son coming soon. We have homeschooled for about 8 years, and will homeschool our younger boys. We have just recently, this summer, felt lead of the Lord to do family worship. Our church family is kind of wondering about us, but I want to do what the Lord wants. Our older children pretty much stopped going to church when they turned 18, so we have seen both sides of the issue. This would be great to watch! We love the Duggars and their witness for our Lord too. Thanks for your blog I really enjoy it take great encouragement from it. πŸ™‚

  94. Michelle
    September 24, 2011 | 3:14 pm

    My husband and I have 5 children and are expecting our 6th in Feb. I have appreciated your blog as I don’t have any large family mommies nearby πŸ™‚ blessings on you and your family!

  95. Marcie
    September 24, 2011 | 3:19 pm

    God has richly blessed us with 10 children, 22 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. At the age of 66/67 we are blessed to have a 3 year old daughter(yes, I said daughter), a 4 year old granddaughter and a 2 year old grandson living with us. I am blessed to care for all the little ones almost every day.
    Our older children are obviously now grown and are doing “okay” in life but, with three exceptions, are not serving the Lord. We don’t want this to happen to these little ones. I need help, encouragement, and of course, prayer to lead these precious souls to a Christ-like life. This film would definitely be a great help. Thanks

  96. darci
    September 24, 2011 | 3:47 pm

    Our family is at a pause. I don’t like pauses, but here we are. 7 children, one moved to Heaven at 3 years, 7 miscarriages, and the last pregnancy very difficult on my health. Pausing to focus on weight loss, healthy mommy, and prayer. Difficult. Children are a blessing and a gift… “more please, Lord?” Honoring my wonderful husband, and serving in my present place. I know we’d be greatly blessed by the video. Thanks Kimberly!

  97. Heatherlee
    September 24, 2011 | 6:03 pm

    We are a family of 7. Our boys are 14, 11, 8, and 6 months. Our daughter is 2. We are pretty conservative in our views. But, I guess we look a little different. My husbans has a tatoo and I have dreads. We tends towards that crunchy, hippy stuff. We homeschool and believe in woman being at home. It has been an interesting journey and we pray it passes to our children and their families. I am so happy my husband saw a good wife in me, I sure didn’t.

  98. Lisa
    September 24, 2011 | 6:43 pm

    Wow.. this sounds like a great dvd. Our family is heading in the same direction as the one in the dvd, although I doubt we are *exactly* alike. πŸ™‚ We have 5 boys, homeschool, and have left the mega-church setting. We try to do most everything as a family, and attend a family style type of church.

  99. Melinda
    September 24, 2011 | 6:54 pm

    We would love to have the dvd. We are a family of eight. Our six children range from 4-16. We are very home centered and love to spend time with each other. We’ve had a disruption in our “home centeredness” since our 6yo Hannah was diagnosed with cancer in May of this year. I’m getting ready to leave tomorrow with the three younger children for Houston where Hannah will be getting radiation treatment.


  100. Bethany Anspaugh
    September 24, 2011 | 10:19 pm

    My husband and I have been married coming up on five years. We have three lovely daughters so far, 3.5, 1.5, and 2 months, and five babies in heaven. It’s been a crazy ride being pregnant 8 times since our wedding day. My husband works from home during the days building an internet business, and also has a night job to keep food on the table while his business is still growing. I stay home and raise our children. We are trying to keep ourselves from being influenced by worldly views of family, especially in how we spend our time and how we expect our children to interact with each other. Thanks for this giveaway!

  101. Abdi Bertram
    September 25, 2011 | 11:21 am

    Dan and I have been married 17 years and have 9 children, that we homeschool. We are training and teach our children to love others through service.

  102. Andrea
    September 25, 2011 | 3:32 pm

    I am a homeschool mother of 3 under 7 and I have been married for 10 years. I am finally starting to figure out what life is really supposed to be about. I feel God calling me more than ever to raise my children up in Him instead of following the norm. Happy to have found such great resources. God bless!

  103. Becky
    September 25, 2011 | 7:30 pm

    I married Tad 11 years ago.Since then we have been blessed with five girls and one little boy. We homeschool and keep our children with us in church.

  104. Lindsay
    September 26, 2011 | 9:57 am

    I am a homeschooling mom to 5 children 7 and under. We are expecting our 6th child in the spring and in the process of hopefully adopting a 3 year old boy with Down syndrom from overseas.

  105. Veronica Baker
    September 26, 2011 | 11:36 am

    My husband and I have 3 children under 3 πŸ™‚ We feel the need to homeschool them as God allows. I’ve received a lot of inspiration and encouragement from your blog, Thank you.

  106. Amanda
    September 26, 2011 | 1:07 pm

    My husband and I married three years ago, and we have one daughter so far.

  107. Wendi
    September 26, 2011 | 1:16 pm

    I am a homeschooling mom of two children, ages 12 and 7. We live off of one income with no credit cards. We are different from the typical normal american family and we are okay with that. My kids are best friends and love being with each other, even though they are opposite sex, we love to do things as a family. I would love to get rid of the tv and we love to spend time being outside enjoying God’s creation.

  108. Lanie
    September 26, 2011 | 1:41 pm

    We have 4 children and one on the way. We have homeschooled from the start and plan to continue all the way through. My husband is in the army and just returned from Afghanistan. We feel so blessed to have each other and our little/big family! πŸ™‚

  109. Andrea
    September 26, 2011 | 2:12 pm

    I am a wife of almost ten years and a homeschooling mom of 4, this sounds like it would be a great resource for our growing family!!

  110. Kristie Reynolds
    September 26, 2011 | 2:32 pm

    I am 34 years old and have been married to my husband for 12 years. In that time we have been blessed with 7 children and one more due any day (6 boys,1 girl). Having 8 children was not what my husband and I had planned when we got married. Nor was homeschooling, living on a farm or having a family business. I laugh now because I guess we are pretty standard in the circles we run in but to the rest of the world we are so different. It has been these differences that have drawn people to us in a good way as well as caused us much criticism and hardship. It is only through our faith in God that we continue on but we struggle daily to persevere.

  111. Alejandra
    September 26, 2011 | 3:16 pm

    I’ve been married for almost 12 years and have 4 children, and hoping to add another one pretty soon.

  112. Shawnna Gugler
    September 26, 2011 | 4:40 pm

    I have been married to Doug for 16 years. We have 6 children ages 11 down to 3. We homeschool, like to wear matching clothes, and love spending time together in the great outdoors either hiking or camping.

  113. crystal m
    September 27, 2011 | 2:57 pm

    We have 3 kids- 5 boy, 2, boy, 1 girl, and another due in Feb! My hubby is an electrician and we’ve been married 4 years. Carpe diem!

  114. crystal m
    September 27, 2011 | 2:57 pm

    I facebooked this giveaway!

  115. Sheri
    September 27, 2011 | 3:02 pm

    I have 8 kids under 14 and we homeschool all of them.

  116. nicole
    September 27, 2011 | 3:09 pm

    We are a medium size family of 7- 3 girls and 2 boys. We are in our first year of homeschooling and it’s very exciting around here!

  117. stephanie
    September 27, 2011 | 3:14 pm

    We homeschool our 7 children (6 girls and a boy) – 5 of whom were adopted from E Europe. We’ve been married almost 10 years and life doesn’t really look like what we thought it would, but God had a better plan than we!

  118. Bethany Tilzey
    September 27, 2011 | 3:31 pm

    We have been married for 12 years and God has blessed us with 2 boys and 2 girls. We are anxiously awaiting God blessing us with more. We home educate our kids on a small farm in Western WA.

  119. Sue
    September 27, 2011 | 3:44 pm

    I am a homeschooling mother to 8 children ages 15 to 1. God has blessed us with 6 biological children and 2 adopted from Africa. I love being a wife, mother and keeper of my home.

  120. Stephanie
    September 27, 2011 | 3:47 pm

    David and I married six years ago, we will Lord willing welcome our fourth child in May 2012. We will have 4 child 5 yrs and under. I am an only child and have found fostering the sibling relationships a difficulty.

  121. Sara Lester
    September 27, 2011 | 4:11 pm

    We are a homeschooling family with 6 children- 3 boys and 3 girls, ages 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 and 1 week. When my husband and I married 11 years ago, we agreed that we would have 6 children. As the years passed, our attitude has changed so that we know plan to have as many children as God chooses to bless our family with, rather than thinking that we know best.

  122. Sara Lester
    September 27, 2011 | 4:12 pm

    I shared this giveaway on Facebook.

  123. Sara Lester
    September 27, 2011 | 4:13 pm

    I shared this giveaway on Twitter.

  124. Autumn
    September 27, 2011 | 4:15 pm

    My husband & I have been married for four years & have been blessed with two daughters (both under two). We live on a small farm, trying to become self-sufficient. We plan to homeschool our children & have heartily turned our family over to the Lord. We welcome His plans for us & pray that He would bless us with a quiver full of arrows to sharpen for His glory!! I am so thankful to have found this site a few months ago. We feel so unlike many of our peers & definitely don’t fit into the social mold of today, but it is such an encouragement to read that others feel the same way we do! Thanks for the opportunity to receive this great resource!

  125. Mindy Evans
    September 27, 2011 | 4:18 pm

    I am mom to 10, 5 boys and 5 girls. While I do not homeschool, my husband and I are dedicated to raising up God-fearing, Bible-believing, Spirit-filled, Christ-centered men and women all for God’s kingdom.

  126. Maria
    September 27, 2011 | 4:27 pm

    Married nearly 9 years. Have 4 beautiful blessings ages 6,, 3 and 1. Very early on the homeschooling adventure but so excited for where God is leading us. I was trained as a public school teacher – never imagined I would homeschool – have so much to unlearn!

  127. Twila Vencatasamy
    September 27, 2011 | 5:31 pm

    I’m wishing for the first time I was American, and trying not to be envious! πŸ™‚
    But just in case…
    I’m a 31 Mamma of 4 and married to my high school sweet heart of 10 yrs. I’ve homeschooled right from the start and every year is new, exciting and sometimes overwhelming. But it’s worth every hardship! I’m falling in love with my children more and more and they with me…
    You’re blog has enspired me to ensure I have my childrens hearts and disciple them to love the Lord! Forget academics! (although we do that too…) More and more I want to just dive into Gods word, worship and pray….and so do they! I think these videos would enrich our family and enspire to keep at it (we’re one of the few families in our community that live like this…sniff) If you’re willing to send a copy to Canada I’d be sooo thankful!

  128. Amanda
    September 27, 2011 | 6:02 pm

    Hi, there I am a overwhelmed homeschooling mom of 6, 4 of which are 5 and under. I am broken, completely exhausted and so thankful for God’s grace which is the only reason I get through any given day. My husband and I love the Lord and our greatest desire in life is that our children will come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and serve him. We pray for this despite our daily short comings as we Praise God everyday for His endless mercy and grace. Thank you for the contest!

  129. Alicia
    September 27, 2011 | 7:47 pm

    We have been married for 11 years. Our children are 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, and number six is due any day.

  130. Deirdre
    September 27, 2011 | 11:56 pm

    You know this already, but here goes: We have 5 kids, ages 14 down to 5 mo. Some adopted, some bio. We’ve been married 15 yrs. and live in NE TN.

  131. Deirdre
    September 27, 2011 | 11:57 pm

    I posted on FB.

  132. Keri
    September 28, 2011 | 4:10 am

    Just stumbled across your blog and am very excited. I am looking forward to reading more and learning a lot! My husband and I have 4 boys (ages 6, almost 4, 2 and one to come in Feb). We homeschool and are enjoying saying yes to God, but need help! I’m thankful first for His love and grace, but also for community via generous women who blog! Thank you!

  133. Lauree Solberg
    September 28, 2011 | 9:17 am

    I have 3 kiddos-adopted from Ukraine, China, and Democratic Republic of Congo and just got a referral for a little boy who we hope to adopt and bring home by February. This is our second year homeschooling. I’ve been a long time fan of your blog and would love to win this! πŸ˜‰

  134. tami
    September 28, 2011 | 10:36 am

    Thank you for this opportunity. We have home educated 3 (now adults) and are educating 2 in elementary at this time ! Wow, the differences since we first began~and we have the blessings of 4 grandchildren also!

  135. Jamie Baker
    September 28, 2011 | 12:02 pm

    My husband and I have been married 7 years, and are the parents of 3 little blessings, 5 and under. We are hoping to add more to the mix soon. πŸ™‚ This is our first year of homeschooling, and we’re loving it! I am SO thankful that God led us down this path. We’re doing our best to be self-sufficient on our little 1+ acre “farm”, and trying to get back to the simple life, making God the center of our focus. Thank you for the opportunity to enter this giveaway. πŸ™‚

  136. Jamie Baker
    September 28, 2011 | 12:03 pm

    I also shared this on facebook! πŸ™‚

  137. Misty parenzan
    September 28, 2011 | 11:20 pm

    I’ve been married 10 years. We have 5 kids 15y down to 9 mo. This is our first year homeschooling. Its been quite an adjustment. I enjoy your blog so much. Thanks

  138. Misty parenzan
    September 28, 2011 | 11:22 pm

    I shared this link on Facebook πŸ™‚

  139. Christina Nicolle
    September 29, 2011 | 8:31 am

    My wonderful husband Patrick Nicolle and I have been married 12years,me being just out of high school and a new beliver. When we where married my husband was not a beliver but took every second to debate with me on what i belived and why which helped me grow and at the same time three months after we where married he came to know jesus as savior. We now have four kids Julia 11,Danielle 7,Andre 5, and Sarah 13 months, and one due dec.6. We decie for the best for our family was for me to stay home with the kids and homeschool,get out of debt. completly. We have been homeschooling now for four years , we have no debt except our houses (we have two). But the Lord has sent us in a way that is a little scary for me (but my confidence is in HIM) to sell both houses and be complety out of debt. So I have been looking for ways to help save money and teach our kids at home and a friend recomended your web page. So lad it has been a blessing to me and my husband and kids alike. Thanks so much.

  140. Colleen Walker
    September 29, 2011 | 2:19 pm

    We are a military family with 6 children…about 11 years ago, we decided that God did not give us children for someone else to raise…so I left my paid job for the great adventure of being an at-home mom…While money is really nice, the time I have been able to spend with my children has been worth more than I could ever imagine.

  141. Susie Hutton
    September 29, 2011 | 5:52 pm

    We are a blended family with six children, ranging from college age to two. I was working outside the home when my older children started school, but am interested in home schooling our youngest. There’s a little resistance from extended family though. I just want to make the right decisions in raising my children, not just focus on whatever is easiest right now. Eternal goals are much more important.