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Heidi and Jay St. John

Host: Dr. James Dobson

September 23, 2021

Too many parents are under the impression that education is simply reading, writing, and arithmetic. On today's edition of Family Talk, Heidi and Jay St. John, who have homeschooled their seven kids, declare that education is never neutral! The founders of Firmly Planted Homeschool Resource Center insist that there is always a worldview being taught. In Luke 6:40, Jesus said, "Everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher." That is why Heidi wants to equip her kids with a biblical worldview, so they know why they believe what they believe.

Meet the Guest


Heidi and Jay St. John

Heidi St. John is a best-selling author and speaker. She is the host of the podcast, Off the Bench with Heidi St. John, in which she discusses life at the intersection of faith and culture. Heidi is the creator of Mom Strong International, an online ministry where women come together for weekly video-led Bible studies, Scripture writing, both online and in real life fellowship. Heidi and her husband, Jay, have seven children, all of whom they homeschooled, and two grandsons.

Jay St. John is the executive director of Firmly Planted Family, a non-profit organization that focuses on encouraging families to thrive within a biblical framework. A gifted worship leader and song-writer, Jay is also the homeschooling father of seven children, and “Papa” to his grandchildren. In 2017, Jay and his wife, Heidi, opened the Firmly Planted Homeschool Resource Center, which serves as a full-time homeschool support resource for families in the Portland, Oregon area. Jay and Heidi have been married since 1989.

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