But Words Can Never Hurt Me…? Our church has been going through a sermon series about wisdom and the different areas in our life where we need wisdom in order to navigate. Our community groups/ small groups have been doing bible studies based on the sermon series and our … [Read more...] about Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones…
Welcome to the teen years, where it is all about relationships, friendships, fun, and socialization! While this can represent an exciting new phase of life for your child, it also can be potentially dangerous in relation to their mental and emotional health. During these years, … [Read more...] about What Am I Teaching My Teenager About Relationships?
Every so often something happens that stops us in our tracks and makes us consider the deeper questions of life. Why are we here? Do our lives really matter? What constitutes a life well-lived? What legacy will we leave? And every so often we find a remarkable example of someone … [Read more...] about Legacy
As parents we fight for control with our children for a lot of different reasons. In general, we think our point of view is the only correct one. No child of mine is going to…..! You can fill in the blank. Does Might Make Right? All of us have a tendency to be egocentric. We … [Read more...] about Fighting for Control: Pointless Power Struggles
Joy in the Journey Years ago, I was having lunch with my sister and her 2 year old daughter. We were enjoying our visit when we became aware that the noise in the restaurant changed to a low titter. Looking around, we noticed all eyes on us. My sister then saw what was causing … [Read more...] about In Search of the Holy Grail of Parenting
There is no such thing as a perfect parent. I know that from imperfectly raising my own five children! After years of parenting, teaching children in grammar school, and now counseling both parents and their kids, I would like to share some of my observations. Here are 8 things … [Read more...] about 8 Parenting Mistakes To Avoid