Once a week, I will share some interesting things I’ve stumbled upon. I typically lump these various blog posts, books, articles, or videos clips into these posts I call, “Friday Finds.” Here’s this week’s edition. Enjoy.
I’ve noticed a theme lately. It’s one that has come from many well-meaning, super-intentional, godly parents. It’s this: They think they’re failing. I mean flat out swinging and missing in being the parents they want to be. Days, weeks, months and even years are marked by many great memories, but ultimately feelings of discouragement when it comes to leading those they care about most.
Every so often, I share some interesting things I’ve stumbled upon. I typically lump these various blog posts, books, articles, or video clips into these posts I call, “Friday Finds.” Here’s the latest edition. Enjoy.
Twice a month, I will share some interesting things I’ve stumbled upon. I typically lump these various books, articles, or video clips into these posts I call, “Friday Finds.” Enjoy.
My kids were going to take the world by storm. When they were first born, there was no limit to the vision my wife and I had for them. We weren’t hopeful they would be good kids; we were hopeful they would change the world. And then at some point, something changed.
Let’s face it – money is a taboo topic in families. As parents, we’re not quite sure how to address it with our kids, so many of us simply choose not to. We do this because we either don’t feel qualified, we don’t think it’s important, or because we don’t know what to say on the topic. I think this will help.
Many new marriages begin with it. Everyone has their reasons behind how the got it – and how it made sense at the time to go into it – but don’t necessarily know what to do get rid of it. I’m talking about debt, and how there is a positive aspect of bringing it into a new marriage.
We all have a God complex. We like to associate ourselves as being the hero in the story. So when people consider becoming foster or adoptive parents, they bring that mindset to the table as well. The problem is, there is only one Savior – and we are not Him.
Parenting is humbling. I mean, it sure is easy to stand in front of a group and teach them what is right and true. It’s an entirely different thing to have a “student” with you day in and day out watching to see if you “practice what you preach.” Their life ends up revealing yours.
It would seem like a reintroduction might be appropriate at this point. After all, it has been over a month since I last wrote a substantive article for this blog. Let me explain why…