Growing up, I couldn’t wait for summer to come around. No school. Day camps. Sleeping in. Swimming. TV. Movies. It was a blast! As a parent, summer has a very different feel. On top of the normal, day-to-day responsibilities of work and home, there’s the stress of figuring out what the kids are going to … Continue reading 4 Ways to Create a Summer You AND Your Kids Will Love
Recently I saw a mom do something amazing for her kids. She just finished setting up a birthday party at the pool where I live. All of her kids were swimming and they begged her to jump in. At first she hesitated, but then she dived in, clothes and all. When she came up out … Continue reading Want to Be a Better Parent? Do More Stuff Life This.
As a parent, have you ever struggled with what to tell your kids when something tragic happens? If you've ever felt like you don't know what to say to your kids when things like school shootings, terrorist attacks or natural disasters happen, you're not alone. I've been a pastor since 2003. I'm also a … Continue reading How to Talk to Your Kids About Tragic Events
Judge Charles Brower once said, "Few people are successful unless a lot of other people want them to be." I believe this is true for married couples as well. If you want to have a successful marriage you need a lot of other people in your corner coaching you, caring for you, and cheering … Continue reading 3 Relationships Every Married Couple Needs
In the Bible, when you think of King David, you usually think of him as a great leader, poet, and warrior. You usually don't think of him as a great parent. That's because, from everything we know of him, he wasn't. David was, by all accounts, an absentee dad. Between being on the run … Continue reading 2 Parenting Tips You Can’t Afford to Ignore
One of the shows that my wife and I enjoy watching together is Parenthood. It's about four adult siblings dealing with the ups and downs of marriage, divorce, and raising kids. A few years ago we were watching an episode in which then 7-year-old Sydney was playing a friendly game with her grandfather, Zeek. When … Continue reading 4 Ways to Help Your Kids Fail Forward