Discipline | What vs. Why

Sam Luce wrote a great post on the "why" of discipline versus the "what" of discipline. You can read the post here or below: I don’t want to go down the road of what type...

Trophy Child by Ted Cunningham // Book Review

In almost every culture, children are valued. Historically speaking, kids are important to the family line, productive contributors to the family’s vocation, and mostly a joy to live life with. Children have been an...

What Do Children Pray? (video)

[vimeo 22708473 w=570 h=321] Matthew Guevara recently posted a video called: "What Do Children Pray?" ...is a critical question with incredible potential to impact our understanding of how children relate to God and how children determine...

You Hurt Your Foot?!

Does this ever happen to you? Sari hurt her foot the other day. I don’t remember exactly how, but it seems like she is always running in to stuff! Anyway, when she hurt her foot she...

Roundtable on Parenting Video

My apologies. Sometimes links and videos get taken down or turned off, and it looks like that is the case here. Sorry about that! [vimeo 43635793 w=570 h=321] Woah. Grace and Gospel centered parenting. Wow. To...

Memorizing Bible Verses @ Home

I credit this to my Mom! When my brother Brad and I were young, my Mom would help us memorize Bible verses. We had no idea at the time what an impact knowing these...

Don’t Mess w/ Mom @ Dinnertime!

No... this never happens... does it?!

It’s Their Hill!

Every winter I create a sledding hill of of the stairs of our deck by clearing the deck of snow and slowly creating a mound higher and higher as the winter months progress. Sari...

Want to have a happy family?

This is great. I discovered this post over at AllProDad.com: Dr. Gary Smalley in his book The Key to Your Child’s Heart relates the following: “Several years ago, I used to speak to groups of four hundred to...

Conversations in Technology Consumption

This morning, Pastor Heath and I hosted an hour-long (turned into an hour and a half) conversation regarding wisdom and the use of technology and parenting. It was enlightening for all of us. Some...

“Calling People Out”

A friend of mine was sharing a story about a time (some 20 years ago) when he was at Lake Hayward Beach area (in Hayward, WI) and a mother was asking her older daughter...

Take Your Children to Church and “Second” the Message at Home

Samuel Clarkson wrote a book called The Church at Home: A Plea for Family Religion (available for free @ Google Books) circa 1860. I wrote a post called Do As I Say, Not As I...