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
Leading your family in intentional study and worship feels so challenging, but it shouldn't be. Often the problem is that we've overcomplicated it. My good friend Shawn Bergen joins me today to share with all
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
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
15-20% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage in the first 20 weeks. For such a common occurrence, this comes as a shock to many families who experience the loss of a child in the womb.
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
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
This is not the podcast you were expecting. Rather than talk about bedtime routines or homework strategies, I'm joined by Patrick Farley, who placed in the top 5 in the Florida State Teacher of the
I received a question about dating recently in an "Ask Anything" session with my teenagers at church. In this podcast, I review the set of questions I gave the group to ask themselves before getting
Occupational therapist Diane Corson from the Florida Elks Children's Therapy Services provides very practical strategies to help children with Sensory Processing Disorder cope at home and in public. Although these tools are specifically designed to
Home runs are few and far between in parenting. But MASSIVE change can take place if you just keep making contact. This week's podcast gives you tips on how to make best use of the
I'm revisiting my very first Let's Parent on Purpose topic ever, and I need to remember this perspective just as much today. 12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let
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
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
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
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
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
Has culture conditioned you and your family into looking at the church as just one more commodity to be consumed?
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
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
In light of Easter Week I wanted to share something I wrote from the hospital room of my son three years ago on Easter Sunday. I pray it's an encouragement to you. Happy Easter, He
I wrote these thoughts while sitting in my son's room on Easter Morning in 2014, seven days after he began treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
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 -
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
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,
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