Category Archive: Parenting

Sometimes God…

-gently embraces us as a parent does a feverish child -firmly strikes us as a parent does to the back of a choking toddler -painstakingly spoon-feeds us as a parent does a helpless… Continue reading

Books I’ve Read With My Children…

  Below is a hopefully helpful list of books that God has blessed me to read with my children ages 6-11. I am only including novels/chapter books for this list. May the LORD… Continue reading

100 Months: The Peaks And Valleys Of Being A Pastor…

For nearly the last ten years, the LORD Almighty has blessed me to be a pastor– an announcer, apologizer, counselor, empathizer, encourager, forgiver, giver, learn-er, listen-er, mediator, pray-er, preach-er, protector, pursuer, receiver, remind-er,… Continue reading

At The End of Your Parenting Rope…?

I was blessed recently to have a healthy discussion with some parents of 3rd-7th graders who are at the end of their parenting-ropes. One of their children in particular is making life miserable… Continue reading

Sexual Purity…

Purity I. Opening Comments Let’s Be Real God wants you to be pure—to wait to have sex until you are married. God wants you to be pure—to wait to do sexual activities until… Continue reading

You Don’t Have To Wait ‘Til You’re Older (To Shine For Jesus)!

-Main Point #1: God Made You for Greatness My friends, Jesus wants all of us to be like Him. Jesus is not for the spiritual elite, the super cool, or the privileged few—He… Continue reading

How To Make Wise Media Choices (Part II).

Main Point V. Let’s take a look at some interesting messages/trends taught by different forms of media: . A. Think about fast food commercials. I enjoy fast food. But why are the people… Continue reading

How To Make Wise Media Choices (Part I)…

How and Why to Choose Media Wisely: Books, Internet, Movies, Music, T.V., & Video Games   Introduction The average American consumes six or more hours per day combined of media—internet, movies, music, texting,… Continue reading

Dealing With Children When They Lie…

A Middle School parent recently sent me an email asking for the Biblical perspective on lying, as well as any practical tidbits I might know on how to deal with this important issue.… Continue reading

Talking About Dating With Your Teenager…

Talking About Dating With Your Teenager: Some Tips to Take the Emotion Out Of The Discussion! Recently, a parent of a 7th grader asked me for some tips on how to talk about dating… Continue reading