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Category Archives: Parenting

Podcast 90: Family Missions—Serving Together

Podcast 90: Family Missions—The Power of Transformation through Serving Together Taking your kids to a foreign country? Are you serious? Could we really make a difference? What will it do for...

Parenting: Putting Your Marriage First

4 Unexpected Ways to Put Your Children First (By Putting Your Marriage First) The second highest demographic for divorce is people who are married 25–30 years! Does this shock you? We have couples...

Parenting: Online Nudity—Protect Your Kids

“Naked Pictures”—Helping Children Face the Inevitable and Premature Exposure to Online Nudity I am concerned about our little ones. I’m talking about our 4–7 year old children getting online exposure to explicit sexual...

Parenting: Rebellion in Children—How Parenting Rules Are Related

The Heart of Discipline: The Principle of New Covenant Parenting—How Rules Relate to Rebellion in Children   One of my goals as a parent is to see my children be well-behaved and...

Parenting: Summer Days or Summer “Daze”

I totally remember counting the days until summer holidays began. Didn’t we all? Just 17 days until school’s out! Yahoo! It wasn’t like I didn't enjoy the classroom but those summer days...

eZine #39: Nurturing Your Child’s Faith

eZine #39: Nurturing Your Child's Faith My greatest longing as a parent is to see my kids love Jesus with all of their hearts. It's natural for us to want to...

Podcast 83: Recovery 2—Overcoming Porn’s Stigma Within the Church

Podcast 83: Recovery 2—Overcoming Porn’s Stigma Within the Church Are we in denial of the extent that pornography is impacting the church? What are the implications of a person admitting they...

eZine #38: Cell Phone Sanity

  eZine #38: Cell Phone Sanity Cell phones are incredible – and terrible, all at once. I love the convenience, but despise the amount of my time and life it takes from me, especially if I’m not careful.   Even worse yet, is what...

Podcast 81: Recovery 1—The Porn Phenomenon—It’s Scope and Impact

Podcast 81: Recovery 1—The Porn Phenomenon—It’s Scope and Impact This is the first in our series on Porn Recovery. We explore the breadth and depth of this growing cultural and societal...

eZine #37: The Blending of Two Families

eZine #37: The Blending of Two Families This month’s topic is the Blending of two families. The Brady bunch made it look easy! But realistically bringing two families with their own...

Podcast 78: Mental Illness—Understanding the Emotional Turmoil

Headspace: Understanding the Emotional Turmoil of the Brokenhearted What if someone in your family is facing mental health issues? There is so much we don’t understand about how the mind works...

Parenting: Part 2—Redefining Boredom

Boredom Creates Opportunities for Us and Our Children In my pursuit to change our response to the word “boredom” in our home, I continually find more benefits of unscheduled time, particularly in...

Parenting: Part 1—Redefining Boredom

Surprising Tools for Raising Successful Children by David McVety I can’t count the number of times that my wife, Melissa, and I have been so caught up in our hectic lives...

Podcast 75: Setting Boundaries in Your Relationships

Unhealthy Attachments: Setting Relational Guardrails Rails are there for your safety – to keep you from going off track. Our world is running wild in relationships and complicating many lives and...

Podcast 74: Drag Time—The Folly of Unforgiveness

Drag Time: Resolving Conflict without Perpetual Brooding or Prolonged Bickering Helping couples in developing the heart and the tools for shortening their response time in working through issues between them and...