The Secret to Quality Time with Your Kids

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“Dad, do you have to work now, or can you just hang with me?” Let’s be honest. How often does a 17-year-old girl ask to hang out with Dad? Or let me ask a more important question: how often does Dad say “yes”? Well, when my daughter Ashley asked m this question this week, all [Read More...]

Slutty Isn’t Offensive, But Skinny Is

subway-slutty-costume

Subway launched a Halloween commercial where a girl objects to her friends eating unhealthy. “You guy’s are eating burgers?!! Halloween is coming. You gotta stay in shape for all the costumes.” Then she comes out modeling a variety of sexy costumes like attractive nurse, spicy red riding hood, hot devil, sassy teacher… And people took [Read More...]

Africa to Texas with No Screening

Ebola-screening

Last month I went to Uganda for two weeks, then flew back to Texas. On the way there, Uganda health inspectors checked us thoroughly. On the way home… the U.S. didn’t do a thing. I kid you not. I looked at my dad who made the journey with me and said, “Seriously?” The contrast was ridiculous. [Read More...]

God and The Walking Dead

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Last Sunday night over 17 million people gathered around the glow of their TV screens to watch a mishmash of human characters scrape a survival out of a world overrun by the walking dead. The show is aptly titled, The Walking Dead. However, week after week, this zombie infested drama has proven to be less [Read More...]

When Teens Are Addicted to Screens

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Teens typically think their smartphone use is reasonable. Parents and teachers, however, think teen smartphone use is out of control! Who is right? That’s the question I just proposed in the brand new blog I’m writing to teenagers every week (the blog is being hosted by that amazing new Faith Happenings site, the new online [Read More...]

How to Avoid Killing Your Arguing Teen

Family

It’s not like my kids want to brawl with me… they just want me to understand that they know EVERYTHING!!! Last month one of my daughters walked into the kitchen to find something to eat. “I bought some of those rolls you like for your sandwiches.” I offered. “Why would I want a sugary roll [Read More...]

When Smartphones Distract Study

Teenager texting with smartphone while studying

The debate about technology is ongoing. Young people overwhelmingly are embracing their smartphones and other screens into every aspect of their life, while Mom and Dad are tempted to scream, “Can you put down that thing for even one minute!!!” Parents, teachers, bosses… even pastors… are being forced to decide whether to embrace this technological [Read More...]

Why All Husbands Should Read Fields’ New Book

Doug Fields Great Marriage Book

Most men don’t read books on marital advice. In fact, the only way they’ll usually pick something up is if they think it will get them more sex. That’s probably why so many men are reading Doug Fields brand new, 7 Ways to be Her Hero. The book has barely been on the shelves two [Read More...]


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