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"Thank you for writing Conversation with Character.  It is a great teaching tool.  It has blessed many families." –Parent in North Carolina (more comments)

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We strengthen, equip and enable families to fulfill their God-given purpose by providing information and tools for training children and maturing young adults.

We want what is best and right for your family, as well as for ours.

The Smiths

We are Bill and Derri Smith and family. We are servants of the Lord Jesus Christ (that's not the name of a Church group—that is just who we are).

We live in Joelton, TN, just outside of Nashville. Before that, we lived six years in Nottingham, England and Vienna, Austria. From there, we ministered to refugees and aided persecuted Christians in Eastern Europe.

Our articles on communication and child training appear in various print and online publications. 

Derri was a public school teacher before making homeschooling two daughters her primary 20-year pursuit. She maintains BookAngles, a free service offering book reviews with a traditional family-values angle. She enjoys writing articles for various publications "to help other moms learn from her mistakes."

Bill has written for newspapers, large corporations, software companies and non-profit organizations. His articles appear in Grants & Foundations Review, Homeschool Enrichment Magazine, online and in other publications. Bill and Derri also co-author articles from time to time. Bill was certified a Senior Professional in Human Resources, currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Grant Professionals and has been a full time writer since 1998. 

Now-grown, Bethany and Amy, once published a newsletter to friends and family in younger years, called Home Sweet Home - A Journal for Girls. The girls won top awards in their age categories for writing and photography.

In fact, the whole Smith family loves to write, and they frequently peck away, side-by-side, on their respective computers. Mealtimes often find them discussing the latest plot developments in a story, ideas for a magazine article, the origin of a word or a new way to serve families through BookAngles and Sweet Home Press.


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End Slavery

We support the work of End Slavery Tennessee, fighting human trafficking and aiding survivors.

We hope you will, too.

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