Author Drew Dyck is back to discuss encouraging self control and willpower in our children. We discuss the difficulties of inspiring self control in young people who do not yet see its merits.
In today’s world, parents and children alike seemed to be fighting an endless battle with distraction. It seems like every month a new technology comes out that shortens our attention span. But what if the
Today I want to share a method to unleash your children’s creativity to help them draw deeper into their discipleship and understanding of the gospel. With me this week is James Harvey, one of the
We invest in our retirement. We invest in our physical fitness. We invest in our caffeine habit. Why wouldn't we invest in our family relationships? My friend Brian Neal of True Course Counseling joins me
I re-named this podcast after releasing it from "Teaching your children how to be wealthy" as the title was throwing people off track. Your children are already wealthy. They just need perspective. Jesus speaks on
There are certain habits and practices that work like compound interest in your child's life. If you can learn to identify the everyday opportunities, you may not see radical returns on any given day, but
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), 3 “that it may go well with you and that you may
Parenting used to be so easy. I only had one kid. She was young. She was outnumbered. We were so smart. Then she started growing and getting complicated. Then her siblings arrived. Somewhere along the
Warning: the next 600 words might have severe impact on your parenting and relationships. This is the week kids dread and parents dream about all summer-at least in my house. The first day of school
Have you ever made a promise to a toddler and then forgot, only to have them remind you 27 times? They don't forget. Yet when it comes to doling out consequences for behavior, we often
If you're normally a reader of this blog, can I ask you, for just one week, to Listen to this Podcast? I had the special, and extremely rare, opportunity to interview Dr. Samuel Thomas of
I find it strange that over 90% of the individual people written about in the Bible are men when far more women around the world pursue Jesus than their male counterparts. Godly moms are the
It's likely that those who need to read this most, won't. If you are a dad, please read this, even if you consider yourself a spiritual, physical, and financial giant. There are various gradients of
Too often a marriage becomes child focused. Not only is this bad for the husband and wife, it's terrible for the kids!
I love my kids, but one day, God willing, they're going to leave my home. And God willing, until it's time to go to heaven, there's never going to be a day when my wife
"A good plan executed now is better than a perfect plan next week" General George S. Patton I am an obsessive planner. Some of them actually happen. Many don't. But I can say that I've managed
This week on my Let's Parent on Purpose Podcast I interview Dr. Samuel Thomas of Hopegivers. Even if you've never listened to any of the podcast before, I urge you, please listen to this one.
Over the last few years I’ve noticed a pretty significant change in the way people are involved with their church. When I was a kid and young adult, “regular” church attenders were involved in Sunday
On this Mother's Day weekend, here are some thoughts on how my childhood, as well as that of my parents, has drastically affected my own parenting.
13 Reasons Why is a Netflix series that is sweeping the nation. Especially if you have children over 10 years old you need to pay attention to some very scary things in this show.
I’m not a runner, but sometimes I pretend to be one. As time goes on, the more I feel like I’m pretending. Perhaps you’ve been a runner at one point in your life, or maybe
When I was little, I loved Mad Magazine. (I know, shame on me). One of my favorite running bits in the magazine was called "Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions". The title is fairly self explanatory,
Last week I shared some of my critique of our current culture's dating habits. This week I'll go the next step, assuming that a dating relationship has started. I'll start with a question -
Note - you may be the parents of a child and think this topic doesn't pertain to you. Let me encourage you, CHILDHOOD is the time to start coaching your kids on dating and relationships,
Critiques of modern dating practices and coaching tips for your kids as they walk toward helpful relationships!
April 14, 2017 will mark three years since the day we were told my son had leukemia. I remember so many details from that day. Mindlessly sitting by his hospital bed when we just thought
One of the hardest things to walk through as a parent is the suffering of your child. How do you make the most of a terrible situation?
What's your parenting style? In my mind I'm a pretty rational, consistent guy. I make choices based on logic and reason, and I can be counted on to do what's right and most
Michael Jr. is a fantastic comedian who also really loves Jesus. In this Ted Talk he shares how his struggles and trails became the setup for offering something good to the world. This would be
It's February, and romance is in the air. Or maybe that's the aroma of the mass marketing machine that creates a fake holiday to pressure us into buying more stuff. Either way, I've used each February
Last week I talked about backpacks and boulders. If you didn’t read that post, go back and read it. If you’re an auditory learner, you can listen to the podcast. Now that you’ve mastered the
What if I could share some parenting advice that could also help you in some of the most difficult relationships in your life? I’m not exaggerating, these next few minutes could be some of the
What if we're complimenting the wrong things in our kids? Here's a great way to enable your kids to go over, around, or through the brick walls in their life.
I have a dilemma. Back when I only had one child, she was easily the smartest kid in the universe, which naturally made me the best parent in the universe. But then I had other
Several years ago, I lived in an apartment complex next door to one of my very good friends, who also happens to be one of the smartest humans I've ever known. He was brilliant at
“Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.” Bill Gates I love New Years. I love being able to look back at last year,
From the time they are old enough to talk, we ask our kids what the want to be when they grow up. And they tell us. Cowboys. Sheriffs. Astronaut. Astronaut-cowboy-sherrifs. Dolphin trainers. Doctors. Teachers. Dinosaurs.