Light Your Family
Establishing an environment where God can bring light to each family vessel.
We feel called to help in the work of returning the power of the family to the family. We believe that our Heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother have created earthly families as the most perfecting organization for our learning and exaltation. 16 Stones Academy has created its curriculum from the scriptures, modern day revelation, natural law, and the biblical tabernacle. It is our goal to help fathers become fathers again; mothers to be mothers again and children to just be children.
We have our individual parts that contribute to the 16 Stones story. Collectively, our story is fueled with the singular desire to teach our children and families the values and principles that are fast eroding in our culture and society. The love of God and Country are now so derided that those who still stand for goodness, kindness, and the American way do so in silence. Our right to pursue happiness, joy, and freedom has been all but cancelled. The ideal of community and family has been supplanted with the individualism of "I" and "me."
Lindsay, Cactus, Resha, and Tresta know now more than ever that the paths of their lives have been intricately linked for this one purpose. To build a place of learning for not only students, but for families...ours and yours.
Our Academy will teach you math while changing a tire. It will teach you science through studying the Old Testament. You will learn language while hiking in the mountains. There are 16 principles we have infused in our curriculum of dozens of classes that have been developed over two decades. Our teachers are skilled and highly qualified and have one common core desire, to return the power of the father to the father, the power of the mother to the mother and for children to be children.
We invite you and your family to be a part of our story.
We promote Gospel Centered Education and point everything to the partnership we have with God. We teach, discuss and encourage participation in making Covenants with God and partaking in the ordinances His prophets have revealed to us from the time of Adam to this Fullness of Times.
We believe in education that is patterned after the manner in which God has set out in the scriptures, including the Biblical Tabernacle, meaning, line upon line and precept upon precept in one Eternal round.
God established the home as the best environment to become like Him. What is being taught in the family, ideally, is relationships, cooking, organizing, teamwork, hostessing, nursing, outdoorsmanship, cleaning, repairing, etc. etc.
Why did we take way academic learning from the family?
We believe we CAN learn ALL subjects as a family. Let's prove it together!!
The most important pattern God has given us is the patterns we find in the temple. Temples are not just beautiful structure in which to get married and make covenants -- they are the universities of God!! Is there any wonder he is dotting the earth with them? (Maybe they are closed right now to help us become hungry to learn, or to turn to the scripture where everything taught in the temple is found).
In theory, the ideal is that we, and our families, are prepared for anything. But the reality is we are most likely woefully unequipped to handle all the curve-balls life throws our way. Despite all of the labor saving devices we have in this modern day of miraculous technology, we still live on the razor's edge of preparedness. This is not a principle for Mum's and Dad's. This is a principle for the entire family, no matter your structure.
In balance with our incredible academic curriculum, we include a plethora of opportunities to teach Life Skills through our vast network of skilled and clever associates, staff and specialists.
Below are a list of a few life skills we will be teaching at this school.
How to Cook … Something
Home Repairs 101
How to Unclog a Toilet or Sink
How to Use Kitchen Appliances
How to Keep Yourself Safe
Basic First Aid
How to Survive Without Electricity
How to Read a Map
Car Repair 101, including How to Fix a Flat Tire
How to Write a Resume & Cover Letter
How to Use a Calendar & Schedule
How to Write
How to Research (Using Something Other than Google and Wikipedia)
How to Budget
How to Avoid/Get Out of Debt
How to Make a Major Purchase
Balancing your bank account
How to Use Coupons
How to Organize Financial Records
How to Select a Tax Professional
Calculate a Tip
Understanding Your Calling, Purpose & Mission
How to Prioritize and What Your Priorities Are
Understanding and Choosing Your Values
How to Focus
How to Have a Sense of Humor
Basic Civics/How to Vote
Listening & Communication in a Partnership
Valuing & Expressing Respect
Valuing & Expressing Love
How to Accept Compliments & Criticism
How to Write Thank You Messages
Critical Thinking + Problem Solving
Synthesizing (Having Adaptability)
Self-Discipline: Exercise & Nutrition
Self Care: Sleep & Hygiene
And the Bonus Number One Life Skill: How to Find Joy
Interested in more?
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