What Your Kids Most Want To Hear About

What Your Kids Most Want To Hear About

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?

The Best Three Minute Conversation To Have With Your Wife

The Best Three Minute Conversation To Have With Your Wife

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.

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

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

There is a great deal of punitive practice within christian homes that bears the guise of the heart of God. After spending some time last week with Dr. Karyn Purvis, this was the line that stuck out to me the most. Maybe as I unpack what that means, it will hit you hard as well.

The Single Most Significant Threat To Your Family

The Single Most Significant Threat To Your Family

What threatens your family? We could look to answer the question of what threatens THE family, as in the institution of the family, but that’s not what I’m talking about. I’m talking about everyday people like you and me. What threatens our families?

What Dogs And Families Have In Common

What Dogs And Families Have In Common

Why is it that people can come back from an exhausting mission trip and tell you it was one of the best experiences of their life? It has to be more than the beautiful scenery, or else everyone who comes back from a cruise would have the same glow. No, there’s got to be something more to the story.

Do You Have A Puny Approach To Parenting?

Do You Have A Puny Approach To Parenting?

Our intentions are often good, but horribly misaligned. We set out thinking we are doing the right thing, only to realize we had been aiming at the wrong target the entire time. Sadly, this is what many of us bring to the table as parents.

As parents, our kids are our disciples. Each day they are learning from us, whether we are consciously teaching them or not. Too often my parenting is puny in its vision. Its goal is way too easy. Its outcome is way off target.

Does Your Job Affect Your Parenting?

Does Your Job Affect Your Parenting?

Does your job affect your parenting? It’s a question that all parents should ask on a regular basis. Not necessarily from the standpoint of providing financially or allowing for time with your kids but rather your attitude and character. The question could be asked this way. Do the skills, values, daily habits, and character qualities of your job make you more or less able to raise happy, healthy, respectful, successful children?

Being A Strong Father In A Culture Of Weak Men

Being A Strong Father In A Culture Of Weak Men

Boys should be able to describe what a godly man looks like, having watched one from the time they were a little boy. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case for most. For many boys, a godly man is something like Superman or Big Foot. It is not something that can be grasped.