This is episode 181 of Let's Parent on Purpose. Today I'm going to share with you a little devotion that's perfect if you've got any summer travels coming up. Stick around and learn about the
If your home is like mine, you've seen an uptick on the amount of time on screens and devices as we've all self-isolated. Today I'm joined by Neal Harmon, co-founder of the streaming service VidAngel.
Do you remember when you were young and your mom and dad used to tell you to watch your tone? I think that's a reminder that I've needed in these last few days of being
You and I have been given the responsibility to raise children with a faith that's going to persevere in a culture that is changing faster than in any time in world history. Just think about
The Risen Jesus is a Saving King. Of all of the important principles of our survival guide series, this is the heart and the core. This is the essential one that we want to demonstrate
Here is my list of the most challenging (and most helpful) accountability questions I've ever used. I've used these questions with a number of different friends over the last decade. Answering these questions each week
We’re entering the season filled with awe, wonder, gratitude, and dread. It’s that time of year where we get to spend time with family we love. Sometimes, we get to spend time with family who
You wear a lot of hats in your life, and each of those roles has several demands. Life can feel extremely defeating when you feel like you stay overly busy but accomplish very little. Today
When award winning author & speaker Meg S. Miller discovered her husbands internet pornography addiction, her soul was crushed with waves of betrayal and anger. But as she sought healing, she discovered that she was
Below is the full transcript of my interview with Meg S. Miller, award winning author of the new book Benefit of the Debt: How My Husband's Porn Problem Saved Our Marriage You can listen to the
What you feed will grow, what you starve will die. Understanding the way conflict and circumstances flame your anger and anxiety frees you to chose a new source of emotional fuel.
Every spouse has specific ways they best give and receive love. Additionally, depending on circumstances and the season of life, you'll find that certain felt needs rise to the top and seem to overshadow all
Failure is a natural part of a child's life. They way we respond to their failures (and ours) will steer them towards egomania, paralyzing fear, or optimistic self confidence. Today I'll share how we can
There's a creeping disease that's infecting the hearts and minds of several generations of men and women. It's symptoms: anxiety, loneliness, depression, inability to enjoy activities, decreased attention span, and a distorted view of reality.
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
As of today, we are done with all chemo treatment. I can't believe I'm actually writing this. On April 14, 2014, our family's world was turned upside down when we were told our little 5
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
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
Today we will continue our discussion of the characteristics of Generation Z, the largest generation on earth, currently in elementary-high school. If you didn't catch last week's post, please read it first. Also, you're really
A gang or real live experts on Generation Z from our student ministry joins me for a discussion on the differences between Millennials and Generation Z With Davis Price, Chloe Reddick, John Klein, and Brock
This is going to be the first of a series of post on getting to know Generation Z. These are the kids who are currently in Elementry-High School. Moms and dads, you might have thought
Has culture conditioned you and your family into looking at the church as just one more commodity to be consumed?
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.
The following is a guest post from one of my favorite human beings. Davis Price is a graduating senior from our church, and one of the best people you will meet. In addition to a
In case you’ve been going about your life without spending too much time thinking about fictional events, there’s a new show on Netflix that’s the consuming teenagers. Or rather, teenagers are consuming it. 13 Reasons
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,
The funny thing about the most important parts of life is that they are rarely the most immediate. For instance, I'd like to lose ten pounds. But I'd also like to finish off that bottle
Have you ever tried to keep a firm grip on a handful of Jello? The harder you squeeze, the greater the mess. Trying to control your kid's behavior can often turn out the same way.
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 -
So your kids are ready to start dating? Gulp! Here are some helpful, practical thoughts to coach them towards right goals and wise boundaries.
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,
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
Drill Sergents, Helicopters, and Consultants, Oh My! Here's an overview of three different types of parenting styles with three different consequences.
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
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
I have to admit, I am not a woman. I find women to be wonderfully complex. In the book Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, John Gray pictures the minds of men to be
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.
This is Episode 1 of the Let's Parent on Purpose Podcast! It's a little rough as I'm learning the technical side of things as well as how to stare at a microphone and