Conversation Starters for Teenagers

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Are you ever at a loss for words with your teenager? Need a few ideas to start a conversation with?

Is Porn Harmless, or Is It Damaging Lives?

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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...

What Makes Bad Language Bad?

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Who decides what the bad words are? Paul Tripp references an occasion where one of his kids asked this question and he made a couple...

This Is My Family’s Working Discipleship Plan

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I received this email from a children's pastor a few weeks ago and I'd been thinking about how to respond. Here is the email: Hi...

Dads Need to Wrestle With Their Sons… Everyday

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The longer I work with children and then watch them grow up into teenagers and young adults, I believe this to be true about boys: They...

Too Many Things at Once!

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Sari and I had a rub one morning a while back. We were running late on our mission to get out of the door for...

Conversations in Technology Consumption

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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...

It’s Their Hill!

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Every winter I create a sledding hill of of the stairs of our deck by clearing the deck of snow and slowly creating a...

“You Can’t Make Me”

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Sari and Macie were both given ring pops by their daycare providers the other day. Nothing unusual. They typically get a "treat" at the...

Parenting Is Inconvenient

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From my journal dated: May 20, 2014 This morning was rushed. The girls slept till 7:50a. School starts at 8a. Sari woke up frustrated that she'd...

Underage Kids on Facebook

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Do you have Facebook? Do your kids have Facebook? Did you know that it is against the law for children under the age of...

Dear Parents: Here’s Some Language You Can Use with Your Children

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I just sent this letter to the parents of our Followers students regarding what happened with the story we interacted with this past Monday....