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Category Archives: Parenting

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

  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 pass things we love on...

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

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 phones can do to our children’s...

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

  This month’s topic is “Blending Families!” The Brady bunch made it look easy! But realistically bringing two families with their own histories, expectations and discipline styles and making them into...

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...

eZine #36: The Challenges of Single Parenting

As much as our initial response to the term “single parent” is likely one including an unwanted pregnancy outside of marriage there are a number of other scenarios that can result...

Podcast 73: Facing the Crisis of a Teen Pregnancy

What’s a parent to do? When the news hits, a flood of emotions comes into play immediately. So many questions fill your mind. How much is your fault? What’s the best...

Podcast 17: The Dark Side of Christmas

Podcast 17: The Dark Side of Christmas: Learning to Face the Pressures and Problems of Going Home Dr. Dave Currie along with Wayne & Mary Jane Dahl, address the common stresses...

Parenting: What We Taught Our Kids at Christmas

I’m the out-spoken “Merry Christmas” guy in a world where it’s not politically correct. It’s my part of the fight. Though Season’s Greetings or Happy Holidays have all but replaced “Merry...