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Is The Christianity You Teach Your Kids Not Really Christianity At All?

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Like many well-meaning parents, I look for opportunities to teach my kids truth from the Bible. We talk about Jesus, read stories from the Scriptures, and talk about what it looks like to honor God with our lives. But so many parents inadvertently dummy-down the Bible in the process. The result is toxic. Continue Reading…

My Advice To Young Parents

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Becoming a new parent can be downright terrifying. Like many of you, I remember being surprised they actually let me leave the hospital with our baby. I kept telling myself to look confident and defer to my wife when the nurses asked me questions. This post is for men who were just like me. Continue Reading…

How To Fight For Your Son In A Way He Will Love

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This past Saturday was an ordinary Saturday morning. I was drinking coffee and reading a book. Steph was enjoying the one morning a week when she is able to sleep a little later than normal. It was calm. Peaceful. My how things can change in an instant. Continue Reading…

How Do You Connect Your Church And Home?

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My son paid me one of the biggest compliments that I can remember today. It came while I was laying in his bed with him during our nightly ritual. I was in the middle of telling both my older sons why I love being their dad when my oldest son whispered something under his breath. “Dad, you’re a really good dad.” The words hit me like a ton of bricks. Continue Reading…

Are You Missing Your Child’s Childhood?

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They grow up so fast, don’t they. When you have your first child, everyone reminds you that if you blink, they’ll be grown. You might smile, sheepishly agree, and then go about your day. But maybe we ARE actually missing their childhood and don’t even realize it. Continue Reading…

My Top Reasons Our Kids Are In Public Schools

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Should you homeschool your kids, put them in private school, or put them in public school?  This seems to be a common topic for young parents, as well as one that stirs up strong debates in christian communities.  I have a strong opinion on this, and I think the answer is clear. Continue Reading…

What Your Kids Most Want To Hear About

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We all have one.  Everyone’s is different, which makes it all the more interesting. We don’t recognize how valuable it is until we are unfamiliar with it.  If you tell it to your kids, they’ll sit and listen intently.  So what is this thing that kids want so badly to know about? Continue Reading…

My Son Is Voting For Barack Obama, And What We Can Learn From Him

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This seemingly endless season of campaigning is almost over.  Only one more day, and it will all be behind us; that is, for this election.  There will be many more in the future, which is why I think it critical to learn from my 7 year old son. Continue Reading…

The Best Three Minute Conversation To Have With Your Wife

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I‘m one of those people that don’t follow the rules too well.  It’s not that I don’t want to.  Many times, it’s that I didn’t understand the directions in the first place.  Every once in a while, though, this ends up being a blessing in disguise.   Continue Reading…

Raising Kids From Hard Places – How Do You Discipline Them?

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There is a great deal of punitive practice within christian homes that bears the guise of the heart of God.

After spending some time with Dr. Karyn Purvis last week, this was what stuck out to me the most.  Maybe as I unpack what that means, it will hit you hard as well. Continue Reading…

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