The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman has been a great book to help me not only connect better with my wife, but over the years as he has expanded the concept beyond marriage it has helped me to connect with friends and leaders, too. … Continue reading How to Discover Your Child’s Love Language
Being a new parent isn't easy. My wife and I have a two-year old daughter right now and another on the way. We know what it's like to drive out of the hospital parking lot not really sure what to do next. Since then we've … Continue reading 4 Helps For New Parents
http://youtu.be/nfUD0WhE264 Hilarious video on how our phones are keeping us from living well. Ties in great with my last post on 1 Questions That Will Make You a Better Parent. Could also be a great opener in your next parent meeting.
Have you ever felt like you could be a better parent but you weren't really sure where to start? As a dad who spends a lot of time thinking I feel this way sometimes. Most of the time I'm not sure what to do with … Continue reading 1 Question That Will Make You a Better Parent
A few years ago I had a couple come in for counseling. They were an older couple, much further down the marriage path than my wife and I. As a young pastor it's always intimidating to give advice to someone who is that much older … Continue reading Why Forgiveness Feels Better Than Holding a Grudge
One of the things I love to do for my family is cook breakfast. I usually cook scrambled eggs and toast. It's one of the few dishes I cook that doesn't end with the fire alarm going off and us eating at Mc Donald's (most … Continue reading Life is More Meaningful When We Do This
I spent a lot of my twenties accumulating stuff. I wanted a new (and bigger) TV, the latest computer, and a bigger house. I knew stuff wasn't the key to happiness, but a part of me that would never say otherwise believed it really was. … Continue reading The Secret to Happiness
http://youtu.be/tDvDlIOjViE Having great with conversations with your kids can be hard. How do you get them to open up with more than just yes or no answers? In this video I will share easy one tip that will help you have great conversations with your … Continue reading How to Have Great Conversations with Your Kids
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7s22HX18wDY&feature=player_embedded Came across this on Facebook last week. You may have already seen it, but it's a great video on the power of giving in our communication. Definitely worth the three minutes to watch. Click here if it doesn't show up in your reader.