Category Archives: Family

10 Characteristics of Highly Effective Parents

10 Characteristics of Highly Effective Parents

Parenting is hard! I’m proud of my two teenage boys but sometimes think it’s simply by the grace of God that they’ve “turned out ok”. To some extent it certainly is by the grace of God. But along the way, I learned many lessons – often by making the mistake of not applying the principle – that help make parents effective.

10 Characteristics of Highly Effective Parents

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5 Gifts Every Father Should Give His Kids

5 Gifts Every Father Should Give His Kids

  As a father of two amazing young men, every day is like Father’s Day to me. I have been incredibly blessed by them. And I was blessed with the world’s greatest Dad – at least the greatest one I could ever imagine. So my experiences as a Dad and with my own Dad have been amazingly… Continue reading

7 Things I Want My Sons To Know

7 Things I Want My Sons To Know

I have two amazing sons. As any parent, I like to brag about my “boys” who have now become young men. And, also as any parent, I want nothing but the best for them. My wife and I long to see them fulfill whatever it is that God has planned for them, and to continue to… Continue reading

5 Ways Fathers Can Lead Their Children Well

5 Ways Fathers Can Lead Their Children Well

  I believe the breakdown of the family is the single greatest contributor to the challenges we currently face in our society. That’s a topic for another post, but perhaps the greatest factor in the breakdown of the family is poor leadership by fathers. I am amazed at the truth to the statement by John… Continue reading

How To Be A Better Friend To Your Spouse

How To Be A Better Friend To Your Spouse

The couple in the picture above looks so happy, don’t they? Life is good. All is bliss. We walk with our spouse through fields of wheat holding hands to show how much we love each other. Oh that life was really this easy and peaceful! If you’ve been married for more than a week, you… Continue reading

3 Ways Parents Help Their Child Succeed TODAY!

3 Ways Parents Help Their Child Succeed TODAY!

As parents, one of our overriding desires is to see our children be successful. Maybe it’s for a small child to be successful in learning new behaviors. Or it might be that we want them to be successful in school. Maybe it’s in a sport they play, or growing in their faith. Or perhaps it’s… Continue reading

What Your Child Wants Most For Christmas

What Your Child Wants Most For Christmas

What is it that children want? Toys? Video games or equipment? New phones, iPods or tablets? Nope. In this powerful video produced by Ikea, it tells you exactly what they want. It’s less than 3 minutes long so, parents (especially with younger children), please watch it and take it to heart. Continue reading

8 Ways To Be A Fantastic Mom

8 Ways To Be A Fantastic Mom

I have to admit, I have a lot of experience in this area. No, I’m not a fantastic Mom, but I have a fantastic Mom! And I’m married to one, also. So I have to say…I know what I’m talking about here.  Of course, I have an awesome Dad, too, which is how I was… Continue reading