“America’s Rabbi,” Shmuley Boteach, says that the foundation of marriage should be lust, but he misunderstands the Christian teaching on marital love.
Helping out with Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, is a great way to serve together as a family or as a group of friends.
A new study by LiveScience shows that TV Ads may make unhappy tweens materialistic. Duh. I mean really? How much did they spend on that study? If kids were content they likely wouldn’t gravitate toward material things. So apparently that is the silver lining in the study, marketers aren’t as influential as once thought. Of [...]
I was recently emailed by a homeschooling father who wanted to know my thoughts on “keeping legal” with Iowa’s reporting and testing requirements for homeschooling families. Apparently he was receiving some pushback saying that raising and teaching children have nothing to do with the state and that by doing so we may subject our children [...]
A post yesterday at Compassion International’s blog reminded me of a vital prayer request that we should be praying for our kids (and your sponsored children if you have them). Amber Van Schooneveld wrote: Sponsored children need courage when it comes to standing up to their peers, believing the truth of God’s Word amid desperate [...]
I read this post by Ruth Simons and was convicted. I struggle with patience and my kids often are the recipients. She wrote three great, convicting reminders: 1. If I’m stressed and raise my voice, my kids only hear my tone, not my words. 2. Explicit instructions = action; Random barking = guilty confusion 3. [...]
Are they prepared for what they’ll hear during their freshman orientation? Take this video below as an example: Oh this is at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN at their freshman orientation almost two years ago. Gustavus Adolphus is (from their website): ….a church-related, residential liberal arts college firmly rooted in its Swedish [...]
A somewhat belated “Happy Mothers Day” to my mom, my wife Cheryl, my sister Stephanie and my sister-in-law Tami and to all of the mommas who read this blog. (FYI I did wish my mom and my wife Happy Mothers Day in person with appropriate tokens of affection). Today has been a little crazy, and [...]