discipline

You Have to Believe the Gospel // Discipline w/ the Gospel in Mind

This series of posts comes from a workshop / seminar I gave to a collection of youth leaders in Superior, WI called: Discipline w/ the Gospel in Mind. // You have to believe the Gospel That...
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My Kids are Cooler Than Me

I'm a children's pastor in a small town. And I've been here in Hayward for almost 10 years now. This longevity has afforded me some credibility in relationships, mainly with kids. Whether I'm shopping...

Underage Kids on Facebook

Do you have Facebook? Do your kids have Facebook? Did you know that it is against the law for children under the age of 13 to create an online profile that collects their personal...

A Parental Spectrum: an Active Child to a Passive Child

Categories can be dangerous, so don't actually call your children "strong willed" or "stubborn" or "passive" or whatever... be careful of the labels we place on children. However, in an effort to understand children, creating...
Parental Discretion Advised: To Friend or Not To Friend?

Do You Monitor Your Student’s Facebook?

I came across this infographic about parent's monitoring their children's activity on Facebook. I was actually encouraged that the research seems to indicate that parents take monitoring their children online seriously. HT YouthMin.org

Parenting | Honest, On the Edge, Creative Parenting

A while back I came across a blog entitled: EpicParent.tv Great blog! There were (and still are) so many thought provoking ideas and conversations going on in this blog. It's refreshing. My intent was...

Raising Children to be Independent, Responsible, and Jesus Following Adults Someday

I love my children. They are great! We have lots of fun together... we laugh... we cry... we dance. I cannot imagine my life without them. They are truly a treasure. However, someday my children...

Is Porn Harmless, or Is It Damaging Lives?

From the UK, a former editor for Britian's version of Maxim magazine, called "Loaded" discusses his conclusion that pornography is "the most pernicious threat facing children today." I asked the teenagers: 'On a scale of one...
Parenting: Why Says It Has to be Difficult?

Story: Toddler Denial via EpicParent.tv

I love stories! They have the capacity to call forth all kinds of emotions. Stories can make you cry, laugh, scream, even change behavior. Here is one such story that any seasoned parent will appreciate: "Why...

Watching You

There was a sermon that I preached a couple of years ago called "Watching You: Stewarding the Rising Generation." I wrote kind of a plea at the end of that message that bears repeating: There...

Conception to Birth Visualized TED Video

Unbelievable! I've seen neat graphics and photographs of the different stages of prenatal development, but never an imaging video like this. Simply amazing! [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKyljukBE70?rel=0] My favorite part of the presentation was when the presenter said: "...it...

Outsourcing Our Children’s Spiritual Development?

Yesterday in church, Matt Jones shared about his role as a parent in the lives of his children. Specifically, Matt was alluding to his job (along with his wife, Cara) as the chief source...