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Good health is to some an obssession, to others simply a good idea, and to Christians a human responsibility. Obviously, there are health problems that often prevent us from being healthy, many of them out of our control altogether, but as far as we are able we should maintain fit, wholesome bodies with which to love God, enjoy life, and spread the Gospel.

Especially in the West, however, many have made health their idol. A cursory examination of the supermarket magazine racks demonstrates that people are consumed both with their health and their image, and that they're willing to go to great lengths to maintain both. As Christians, we realize our health is largely in God's hands. That does not mean we don't have any responsibility to eat right, exercise, and avoid harmful habits.

The idea that God's grace is basically a free pass to wolf down Big Macs and laze on the couch all day is a pernicious one. God's grace frees us to behave in ways that honor Him, meaning maturely and responsibly (though of course we don't always). Where our health is concerned, that means largely taking preventative measures rather than simply reacting when problems crop up.

It's ironic that the Western world is obssessed with health, but has a fairly unstable view of it. Eastern traditions posit that if one eats right and remains active, they'll live a long time with relatively few problems. They also privilege natural remedies over synthetic drugs, herbs and teas over aspirin and Demerol. This approach is called "wholistic" because it addresses the whole person, not just symptoms.

Maybe it's because we have universally accessible health care that Europeans and North Americans just do what they feel like and head to the doctor every time they feel queasy or sore. While Eastern methods often go too far (things like acupuncture and reiki are rooted in pagan spiritualism and might need to be avoided), we could certainly learn a few things about keeping the doctor at bay in the first place.

Christian parents have a particular responsibility to instill good habits and healthy lifestyle choices in their children. They also have a responsibility to make sure their kids understand that God is ultimately the source of good and bad health, and that sometimes Providence decrees physical hardship even for those who make consistently good choices. Finally, we have a responsibility to model wise living for our kids; the following resources and curricula were chosen to help families fulfill each of these.

Review by C. Hollis Crossman
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Almost 12
by Kenneth N. Taylor
from Sonlight Curriculum, Ltd.
for 5th-6th grade
in Sex Education (Location: I1B)
$2.50 (2 in stock)
Before I was Born
God's Design for Sex #2
by Carolyn Nystrom
New Edition from NavPress
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Sex Education (Location: I1B)
Boy's Body Book
by Kelli Dunham
Original
for 5th-8th grade
in Sex Education (Location: I1B)
$6.50 (1 in stock)
Boy's Body Book
by Kelli Dunham
4th edition from Applesauce Press
for 5th-8th grade
in Sex Education (Location: I1B)
$12.95
Care and Keeping of You
by Valorie Schaefer
2nd edition from Pleasant Company Publications, Inc.
for 6th-8th grade
in Health Resources (Location: I)
$7.50 (1 in stock)
Choosing Good Health - Answer Key
3rd edition from A Beka Books
for 6th grade
in A Beka Health (Location: I)
Choosing Good Health - Test/Study Book
3rd edition from A Beka Books
for 6th grade
in A Beka Health (Location: I)
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Choosing Good Health - Test/Study Key
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for 6th grade
in A Beka Health (Location: I)
Choosing Good Health - Worktext
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Developing Good Health - Answer Key
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for 4th grade
in A Beka Health (Location: I)
$5.50 (1 in stock)
Developing Good Health - Teacher Edition
3rd edition from A Beka Books
for 4th grade
in A Beka Health (Location: I)
$17.00 (1 in stock)
Developing Good Health - Test/Quiz Book
by Marion Hedquist
3rd edition from A Beka Books
for 4th grade
in A Beka Health (Location: I)
Developing Good Health - Test/Quiz Key
3rd edition from A Beka Books
for 4th grade
in A Beka Health (Location: I)
$7.50 (3 in stock)
Developing Good Health - Worktext
3rd edition from A Beka Books
for 4th grade
in A Beka Health (Location: I)
$8.00 (2 in stock)
Disease Fighters
by Nathan Aaseng
First Edition from Lerner Publishing Group
for 4th-6th grade
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Enjoying Good Health - Answer Key
from A Beka Books
for 5th grade
in A Beka Health (Location: I)
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Enjoying Good Health - Test/Quiz Book
3rd edition from A Beka Books
for 5th grade
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$4.00 (1 in stock)
Enjoying Good Health - Test/Quiz Key
3rd edition from A Beka Books
for 5th grade
in A Beka Health (Location: I)
$7.00 (5 in stock)
Enjoying Good Health - Worktext
3rd edition from A Beka Books
for 5th grade
in A Beka Health (Location: I)
$9.00 (5 in stock)
Exploring Creation with Health and Nutrition - Student Notebook
by Dr. Laura Chase
from Apologia Educational Ministries
for 8th-12th grade
in Health Curriculum (Location: I1D-Health)
$33.15
Exploring Creation with Health and Nutrition - Text
by Dr. Laura Chase
from Apologia Educational Ministries
for 8th-12th grade
in Health Curriculum (Location: I1D-Health)
$51.00
Exploring Creation with Health and Nutrition - Text & Student Notebook
by Dr. Laura Chase
from Apologia Educational Ministries
for 8th-12th grade
in Health Curriculum (Location: I1D-Health)
$84.60
Exploring the History of Medicine
Exploring Series
by John Hudson Tiner
from Master Books
for 5th-12th grade
in Memoria Press Science (Location: H6B-SCI)
$12.74 $7.50 (2 in stock)
Exploring the History of Medicine - Set
Exploring Series
by John Hudson Tiner
for 5th-12th grade
in Memoria Press Science (Location: H6B-SCI)
Exploring the History of Medicine - Supplemental Questions
by Ashley Gratto
3rd edition from Memoria Press
for 5th-8th grade
in Memoria Press Science (Location: H6B-SCI)
$5.00
Exploring the History of Medicine - Teacher Key and Tests
by Cindy Davis & Ashley Gratto
3rd edition from Memoria Press
for 5th-8th grade
in Memoria Press Science (Location: H6B-SCI)
$6.80
Facing the Facts
God's Design for Sex Book 4
by Stan & Brenna Jones
from NavPress
for 6th-8th grade
in Sex Education (Location: I1B)
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Family First Aid
from Klutz
in Life Skills for Kids (Location: P6B)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
First Aid Flipper
from Christopher Lee Publications
for 5th-Adult
in Home Economics Curriculum (Location: I-HOM)
$7.96
God Made All of Me
by Justin S. Holcomb, Lindsey A. Holcomb
Fir from New Growth Press
for Nursery-3rd grade
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God's Design
Making Him Known Series - Book 8
by Gary Steward, Sally Michael
from P&R Publishing
in Devotions for Kids (Location: J)
Health 4-6 - Home School Teaching Charts
from A Beka Books
for 4th-6th grade
in A Beka Health (Location: I)
Health in Christian Perspective - Answer Key
from A Beka Books
for 8th-12th grade
in A Beka Health (Location: I)
$7.50 (1 in stock)
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from A Beka Books
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Health in Christian Perspective - Teacher Guide
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Health in Christian Perspective - Test/Study Key
from A Beka Books
for 8th-12th grade
in A Beka Health (Location: I)
$6.50 (1 in stock)
Health, Safety and Manners 1 - Teacher Edition
by Delores Shimmin
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for 1st grade
in A Beka Health (Location: I)
Health, Safety and Manners 1 - Worktext
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for 1st grade
in A Beka Health (Location: I)
Health, Safety and Manners 2 - Teacher Edition
from A Beka Books
for 2nd grade
in A Beka Health (Location: I)
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from A Beka Books
for 2nd grade
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$8.00 (1 in stock)
Health, Safety and Manners 3 - Answer Key
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for 3rd grade
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$5.50 (2 in stock)
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for 3rd grade
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$4.00 (1 in stock)
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for 3rd grade
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$6.50 (3 in stock)
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for 3rd grade
in A Beka Health (Location: I)
Home School Family Fitness
by Dr. Bruce Whitney
from Hatherleigh Press
for Kindergarten-12th grade
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Homesteading
by Abigail R. Gehring
2nd edition from Skyhorse Publishing
for 9th-12th grade
in Self-Sufficiency (Location: P5C)
$27.95
Horizons Health Grade 1 - Student Workbook
from Alpha Omega Publications
for 1st grade
in Horizons Health (Location: I)
$8.96 $6.00 (1 in stock)
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from Alpha Omega Publications
for 1st grade
in Horizons Health (Location: I)
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from Alpha Omega Publications
for 2nd grade
in Horizons Health (Location: I)
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