Spielberg’s Gospel

Easter is a time of reflection and a time to think about the sacrifice Jesus paid for us. Here’s a powerful perspective of that Gospel story. I’ve seen the Gospel presented many ways, but I always find it interesting to see it through the eyes of someone who has never heard the good news before. [Read More...]

Getting Teenagers Talking about Columbine

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This week I’ve seen the word “Columbine” appearing in hundreds of articles. Why? Present tragedy reminds us of trials we’ve endured in the past. It’s interesting to look back at events like Columbine and learn from them. I find that most young people today become acutely engaged whenever I mention Columbine or rampages like the [Read More...]

Shame on World Vision?

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Shame on World Vision? Shame on us. If by chance you were camping in the Himalayas this week, here’s the skinny: A few days ago International world relief organization World Vision decided to “hire gay Christians in same sex marriages.” In response, evangelical Christians began pulling their support for World Vision, which, according to some [Read More...]

Put away your phone… Mom!

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The number one complaint I hear from parents today: “My kid can’t go five minutes without looking at her stupid phone!” This isn’t surprising in a world where about three quarters of teens now have smartphones and are mobile internet users. How can a 16-year-old with 387 Instagram followers possibly go an entire dinner without [Read More...]

Candid Advice for Teen Guys

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What advice would you give a teen or tween boy today? How “explicit” would you be? Don’t let the word “explicit” strike you funny. Explicit seems to almost be a bad word today. It seems like it’s usually paired with the word “lyrics” and describing some pretty raunchy content. But I’m using the actual Webster’s [Read More...]

Keeping Instagram Safe

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Should I let my daughter have Instagram? I’m asked that question frequently at my parenting workshops, and it’s no wonder. Almost every teen and tween has the photo-sharing app. If your kid doesn’t… their best friend does. Instagram was the fastest growing smartphone app of 2013’s top 10 Smartphone apps (Nielsen data), growing 66% last [Read More...]

Spying on Your Teenagers

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It’s interesting to observe how different parents feel about ‘spying’ on their kids. In my parenting workshops across the country I always receive at least one question that sounds something like this: “Is it okay for me to have my kids’ passwords and see what they’re doing on social media?” If you asked teenagers, you [Read More...]

Learning from the Beyonce Super Bowl

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Young people across the world listened to her music on their phones, they watched her videos on YouTube, and then she performed at the Super Bowl halftime show… and their parents freaked out! When Beyonce began thrusting her hips at the Super Bowl halftime show last February, parents all over America began scurrying their kids [Read More...]


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