In this episode of Let's Parent on Purpose, Jay Holland talks to Josh Luecht, a veteran youth pastor, about how parents can get the most out of their youth pastors. Together, they discuss the role
Studies show 66% of teens who are active in church leave the church after high school. Ben Trueblood of LifeWay Student Ministry joins me today to discuss the missing links and how we can help our
Today's preteens are getting lost in the transition as they shift from childhood to adolescence. During this unique time, they are not quite one thing and not quite another. Author, speaker, and pastor Dan Scott
Is it wrong to pull your child out of church as a consequence? I've been asked two different questions that both center around the idea of keeping a child out of church or church activities.
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
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
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 -
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
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
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
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 pretend it's