Category: Parenting

My Greatest Privilege and Most Dangerous Venture

  • The Remedy For Awkward Family Get-Togethers

    The holidays are here. Thanksgiving dinner has arrived. The hatred starts today. Go ahead. Start your passive aggression. Get your heart ready for annoying questions. Your relatives are here. Let the Hunger Games begin! You know there is no stopping mama’s looks of disapproval, or dad’s awkward silence, or the sibling’s tease (which draws out the angry […]

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  • The Greatest Present For Father’s Day

    “No visitors.”  It says that every time. Every. Single. Time. And every time it breaks my heart. How is it that a 3-year-old gorgeous (and adorable) girl, cannot get anyone to visit her? And how many kids are like her around the world? Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty. […]

  • A Letter To The Doctor Who Suggested Abortion

    Would you abort your baby if you knew he or she had serious health issues?  As Genevieve Shaw Brown reported for ABC News,Courtney Baker took more than a year to write and mail a letter she had been thinking about since she was pregnant with her daughter with special needs, Emersyn Faith. Baker told ABC News, “I […]

  • When Actual Dreams Come True

    I was sitting on a roller coaster. Where was I going? I didn’t know, but I’ve always loved speed and adventure so I knew I’d be going somewhere fun. Off it went, so fast, wind in my face, my hair flying behind me. Up, up, up it went and then… I was there! Where you ask? […]

  • Always Say Yes (Adoption Story)

    Talk about a rollercoaster of emotions! The adoption agency called us last week to explain a discrepancy in information. A huge miscommunication. Sitota (our daughter in waiting) is two and a half years old. She is not a 6 month old baby. When her file arrived at the adoption agency the date of her birth was […]

  • The 3 Finest Ways To Avoid Excuses

    “It’s not my fault. He made me do it.” While serving as principal of a Christian school two little boys were hauled into my office for fighting. I put on my “stern, disappointed Principal” face and asked what happened. “He hit me!” I could see the anger on the other boy’s face. So I asked, […]

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    Here’s How God Turns Fornication Into Perfection

    Forgiveness is most Christlike when it is given to the undeserving. -Jim George Standing in the conference aisle with people bustling all around, a woman nervously approached our booth. She explained how she works at a pregnancy resource center and attends church but was confused by our ministry approach. She wanted to ask, WHY?

  • How To Un-discipline Your Kids

    Five years ago my wife and I stopped spanking our kids. Shortly after that we stopped doing time-outs or reducing their privileges, along with just about every common post-bad-behaviour correctional technique we were familiar with. And as for our kids? Once they figured out that there was little headed their way for bad behaviour… they’ve […]