It must be one of the hardest scenarios a parent faces today- wanting to be the right influence over your teen, yet not having total control over the forces that influence them. You have been through the battle of divorce, the hurt and pain of separation from your spouse, and the hurt and pain of …Read more →
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WHO OWNS THEIR HEART?
When your kids are very young, it’s easy to see that you still own their hearts. They look up to you with an adoring gaze, wanting to please you—partly because they don’t want to be punished, and partly because they literally idolize you and believe that you can do no wrong. …Read more →
Did you know that 98 percent of people are followers? Only 2 percent are the shapers of culture. The 2 percent are the dreamers.
One of our biggest responsibilities as parents is not only to protect our kids from culture but to help them be the shapers of culture. A lot of this book so …Read more →
We were enjoying the first day of our one-week Florida getaway as a family. The kids were buzzing with all the fun we were going to have— from going to the beach to visiting Disney World. In the middle of the hotel lobby, I got a phone call from someone inviting me to come to …Read more →
Lest you think we are only addressing issues that affect “less responsible” parents than you, ask yourself these questions and see how you score:
- How many quotes from movie dialogue have you heard out of your mouth or your kid’s mouth in the past 6 months? (Or in the last week?)
- How many quotes from
So much has been said and written on the value of having a strong marriage. My wife and I have read many books by authors such as James Dobson, Bill Hybels, Gary Smalley and Dennis Rainey on the subject and have used their wisdom to build and strengthen our marriage. I’m not going to even …Read more →
You have discovered that your young person has been drinking alcohol. It started by going to a few parties with their friends. You thought they would never drink – but they did. They may just be getting drunk once in a while, or they may have a real drinking problem.
Seventy-nine percent of students say …Read more →
Your teen just came back from camp, a conference, or an Acquire The Fire youth conference and they can’t stop talking about what God did in their lives. Now you pray that it stays that way.
What can you do to help? Maybe you are thinking, “I wonder how long it will last this time. …Read more →