Balancing the Sword - A comprehensive study guide to life's manual
Perfect to frame the discussions of your family worship or a church-wide study.


Buy Now


Reading Planner

Vocabulary Tool





Study Support








Tell a Friend


Bookmark and Share

Mrs. Tina Farewell:  Homeschool Conference Speaker and Workshop Leader Details



Phone 2
Farewell, Tina

3900 Chalet Suzanne Lane
Lake Wales, Florida (FL)  33859-6881
United States of America (US)

Tina Farewell on FaceBook
Keynote Speaker?Yes
Keynote Presentations~ Rochester Area Association of Christian Home Educators (RAACHE) Fall Seminar (2004)
~ Mid-Winter Home Educators Conference, Grand Rapids, Michigan (2004)
Featured Presentations~ Indiana Area Home Educators Convention (2006)
2012 FPEA Florida Homeschool Convention (2012, FL)
2012 Annual Mississippi Home Educator's Spring Conference (MHEA-MS) (2012, MS)
2011 FPEA Florida Homeschool Convention (2011, FL)
2009 Living Books Retreat (2009, FL)
CHEF Home School Convention and Curriculum Fair (2008, AL)
2008 SHEM Home Education Convention (2008, MO)
Presentation Titles & Descriptions

25 Books You Can't Homeschool Without!
Ever been overwhelmed by the maze of a homeschool conference exhibit hall? Bob and Tina Farewell, who have reviewed books for over twenty years, suggest a core of enlightening books and resources that will make a profound difference in the life of your homeschooling family.

If This Is Homeschooling, Why Am I Always in the Van?
Field trips and activities can be terrific learning tools, but they sometimes get in the way of what God calls us to do. We must discern between adult peer pressure to "do everything" and God's plan for our families. The best learning takes place in a calm, peaceful environment. Tina's practical workshop helps you identify busy-ness versus effectiveness and teaches you how to de-clutter your life both inside and outside the home.

Mentoring with the Classics: Thoughts on A Thomas Jefferson Education
Reading and discussing Living Books and Classics with our children can make the difference between raising thinking adults and adults who must be told what and when to think. Tina reviews DeMilles excellent book, explaining the simple step-by-step reading and mentoring plan that can work effectively in any family. Included is an explanation of why all Classics are Living Books, but not all Living Books are Classics. Tinas suggestions will challenge and inspire your thinking.

Simplicity: A Recipe for Homeschooling Success
Multiply 7 or 8 subjects a day by 5 days a week by the number of your children, and you've got a recipe for burnout! But educating your children at home doesn't have to be complicated. Learn how to make the Bible come alive for your children, how to use the time-honored technique of copywork for language arts instruction, and how basing your studies on Living Books makes all subjects flow together naturally.

Copywork for Kings: What the Bible Says About Writing
Can God's Word be the core of our language lessons? What is copywork, and why should we use it? How can the Bible spur reluctant writers to creativity? Jeremiah 30:2 says, "Write all the words which I have spoken to you in a book." Tina demonstrates techniques that are sure to make your homeschool simple, meaningful, and efficient.

Orchestrating Your Familys Life: Especially for Moms
Though the essence of motherhood is self-sacrifice, and the job description changes from moment to moment, we can find balance through obedience to God's call. Tina shares how we can manage it all as we respect our husbands and love our children.

Mentoring: It's Not Just for Older Women
Women are often confused and overwhelmed by the challenges of managing their homes and families; in fact, many of them are silently screaming for help. More experienced women have the God-given wisdom to mentor them, in accordance with the responsibilities of older women outlined in Titus 2. Tina encourages you to be a friend who is willing to share her wisdom!

Grandparents: A Crown of Glory (Bob and Tina)
Grandparents can be supportive and encouraging in the home education of their grandchildrenphysically, spiritually, and emotionally. Hear Bob and Tinas insights on true education, special gift-giving ideas, grandchildrens participation in your lives, and more. This can be the greatest phase in your life.and that of your grandchildrens lives! Refreshments will be served, so come, relax, and enjoy this delightful workshop!

A Daughter's Courtship, Engagement, and Marriage: A Family Affair (Bob and Tina)
When Elizabeth, the Farewells' oldest daughter, and her future husband were courting, it was truly a family affair. And when Joe asked her to marry him in the front yard at 2:00 A.M. , they were being watched from the living room with binoculars! Yes, courtship is a serious process, but we found ways to have fun as a family. Take a look at the courtship model as a God-centered and family-centered way to prepare for marriage.

An Invitation to Intimacy of the Body, Mind and Spirit: For Wives Only
Because of life's responsibilities, wives often forget that God's wedding gift is a blessing for them and for their husbands. The intimate issues of our bodies, minds and spirits affect the whole family in many ways. This workshop engages a wife in the desire to love her husband, helping her realize it is a gift, not a duty. Tina talks about how God rekindled the flame in her marriage and about hormone balance.

Now That I'm Over 50

Tina's Achievements
  • Homeschooling mother since 1983.
  • Co-founder: Bringing Dads Home
  • Hostess: The Living Books Retreat near Lake Wales, Florida
  • Co-founder and former co-owner: Lifetime Books and Gifts
Farewell's Bio

Bob and Tina began home educating with the birth of the first of their five children in 1983. Through their business, Lifetime Books and Gifts, the Farewells enjoyed a lifestyle of learning, traveling, exploring, reading, thinking and discovering. Since 1989 the Farewells have traveled around the United States for at least six months each year speaking to thousands of families and hosting retreats, conferences and workshops. After 18 years, Bob and Tina sold Lifetime and founded Bringing Dads Home, a business and ministry designed to help families succeed in their family, homeschooling and entrepreneurial adventures. Three of their children are still learning at home, and they have become grandparents. When not traveling, the Farewell family lives in Lake Wales.

Date Created11/3/2008 11:44:12 PM
Date Modified5/23/2012 5:38:44 AM
(click here if map not visible above)

My hope is that this list will assist conference organizers in connecting with Tina Farewell and other workshop leaders and speakers. Furthermore, my desire is to help homeschool workshop leaders and speakers develop relationships with more convention planners and audiences. May your efforts be for the glory of Christ and the strengthening of His saints.

Disclaimer:  Balancing the Sword makes no claims about the speakers' faith, ability, materials, etc.  This speaker profile information is being provided free of charge.  Please click the links and do your own research before issuing an invitation to your conference.  Postings are subject to change.


Buy Balancing the Sword!

Balancing the Sword is a structured study guide for every chapter of the Bible.