7 Tips for Parents of Teens in a Technology-Crazed World

7 Tips for Parents of Teens in a Technology-Crazed World

Social media is here. It’s not a trend. It’s not a fad. It’s part of the atmosphere we breathe in, like oxygen. Like it or not. You and I who are parents of teens and preteens grew up in a very different world. I remember the first broadcast day for...
How O'Malley Became a Very Good Father

How O'Malley Became a Very Good Father

I’m a sucker for vintage Disney stories. I have a collection of old Disney story books from my childhood and often read them to my boys. Tonight we chose The Aristocats, and I was moved by the final page. I’ve seen the movie and read the story dozens of times in my...
13 Words from a Father to His Daughter on Her 13th Birthday

13 Words from a Father to His Daughter on Her 13th Birthday

Ella, you’re amazing! And you’re supposed to stay my little girl forever. You’ve grown up so much already and I’m tearing up in Starbuck’s as I write this just thinking about it. I hope it’s okay with you that this is public. I just...
5 Practices of a Peaceful Home

5 Practices of a Peaceful Home

Guitars sound nice because of stress. Great guitarists know how to turn the tuning pegs just enough that all six strings are in harmony with one another and on key. But too much stress, too much tension, can stretch or break a string. In the same way, every family...

Now Is the Time for Courageous Parents

This is adapted from a sermon based on Judges 13 I really don’t have to belabor the point of how morally confusing these times are, do I? We hear the news. We read the stats. And we know how tough it is to be growing up in this present culture. That’s how...

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