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Teaching Respect with Consequences

The article below was excerpted  from my book Cleared for Takeoff by HomeWord for the March edition of their parent newsletter: Respect is obviously short in supply these days, but is absolutely something our kids need to learn for their own … Continue reading

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Parenting Tips for the New Year

Actually, I wrote these tips about twenty years ago but they were recently reprinted in HomeWord’s January 2013 Parent Newsletter. Here they are for a whole new generation of parents: Parenting adolescents can be a scary prospect, as kids get older … Continue reading

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Facebook and the Seven Deadly Sins

Once a month, I write a short article for “CABC Parents,” an e-newsletter for parents at College Avenue Baptist Church. Here’s the latest: The Danish philosopher and theologian Soren Kierkegaard wrote a story about a group of very clever burglars … Continue reading

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A Positive Spin on the Ten Commandments

I have often talked to parents about the importance of writing family mission statements or family creeds to help pass faith from one generation to the next. Many children grow up in Christian homes not really sure about what their … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

I wish I could say that I spent the first full day of the new year doing something constructive or creative but I watched football all day. Three games. Actually I think I watched six or seven football games this … Continue reading

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Shameless Plug for My New Book

I have a new book which just came out titled Engaging Parents as Allies, a book for youth workers on how to work with parents. It’s part of a three-book series called “Youth Ministry in the Trenches” which the publisher … Continue reading

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Family Ministries Coach

This month I began a new adventure in ministry as a Family Ministries Coach at College Avenue Baptist Church in San Diego. I’ve never been a FMC before and I don’t really know anyone else who has ever been one … Continue reading

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A Salute to My Dad on Memorial Day

I write this on Memorial Day 2009 as we pay tribute to all the men and women who have served our country over the years, especially those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and way of life. … Continue reading

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Enjoy Your Middle Schooler Seminar

I wrote a book about fifteen years ago for parents titled “Enjoy Your  Middle Schooler.”   The book went out of print recently (the kids on the cover started to look a bit dated) but this weekend I’ve turned the book … Continue reading

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