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Category Archives: Building Relationships

Parenting: Children Through the Eyes of Jesus

I was Jesus once. No, not in a dream or some fantasy game but in real life. It’s true. Work with me and don’t question my sanity too much, but for...

Parenting: 7-Step Model for Kids—Healthy Internet Use

A 7-Step Social Media Introduction Model for Healthy Internet Use for Our Kids Our world is becoming more and more digital all of the time. We MUST equip and prepare our...

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...

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...

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...

Parenting: 5 Things Wise Grandparents Do

5 Things Wise Grandparents Do (and why Grandchildren Rock!) Had I known that grandchildren would be so much fun, I would have had them first. This often-quoted humorous expression warmly shows...

Parenting: Helping Kids Handle Peer Pressure

A Candid Q & A with Dr. Dave & Donalyn Currie “My son is entering Junior High this fall. How can I prepare him to withstand the negative influences that often...

Parenting: FAMILY FOOTPRINTS—The Non-negotiable Steps for Leading Well at Home

I grew up enjoying the childhood activity of ‘follow the leader’. Back in the prairies, it was especially fun to play after a fresh snowfall on our way to and from...

Parenting: 3 Things Parents Should Never Withhold from Their Children

As I look back, I was at times a rather selfish and insecure parent. I was too often tempted, especially in the early years, to parent the children worrying about how...

Parenting: Responding to Your Child’s Porn Problem

Many parents believe that the character of their children will protect them from the dangers of the online world. Unfortunately the usual reality is that the online world bombards them and...

Parenting: The Ups and Downs of Summer Family Vacation

For most of us, we don’t get enough time together with those we love the most. Summer family vacations are designed to be great catch-up times to reconnect parents with kids....

Parenting: My 6 Greatest Joys in Being “Dad”

The truth is—my primary days of being “Dad” are over. Sure, I still hold the title and always will. But at best, I now only occupy a small place in my...

Marriage: Turning Your Christmas Inside Out

We often hear the quote, “It is better to give than receive.” Deep down in our hearts, we know it is true yet, that’s not the way Christmas is celebrated in...