Confessions of a Homeschool Graduate


Quick Summary

Tyler Hogan graduated homeschool and went to college when he was 16. During his college and young adult years, he made some really stupid mistakes (and stumbled onto a few things that worked out really well). You will hear frank and timely words about busting stereotypes, owning your faith, navigating relationships, and how not to wreck your life after homeschool.


Through stories from his own life and a heavy smattering of Proverbs, Tyler shares five things he wishes he had known before college:

  1. People respect humility more than achievement. 
    Prov. 18:12 – “Before his downfall a man’s heart is proud, but humility comes before honor.”
  2. God didn’t design us to be all by ourselves.
    Prov.27:6 – “Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.”
    Prov.27:17 – “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.”
    Prov.27:9 – “Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of one’s friend springs from his earnest counsel.”
  3. Don’t spend money you’ll never have or waste time you’ll never get back.
    Prov.13:18  – “He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored.”
  4. Romance is awesome, but too much too early can be devastating.
    Prov.19:13–14 – “A foolish son is his father’s ruin, and a quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping. Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the LORD.”
  5. The Gospel changes everything
    Prov.9:10 – “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.”


Ideal for youth groups, parents of teenagers, and mentors of young people. Homeschoolers and non-homeschoolers alike will enjoy this talk.


This talk can be given as a keynote address, a workshop, or an interview (30–60 minutes; 45 minutes with a Q&A afterward is ideal).


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