12 Questions to Ask Your Teenager

Dad and Boy talking

One of the biggest complaints I’ve been hearing from parents recently is, “My kid won’t talk with me?” I hear it again and again. Parents want to open the channels of communication in the home, but they can’t seem to get more than one word answers out of their kids. Some of you have read [Read More...]

The Common Denominator in 2012’s Top Music

Adele

What do most of 2012’s top songs have in common? Take a guess. Sex? Partying? Love? Would you believe… “Heartache”? Yes, the top songs of 2012 had their share of sex and partying, but most of the songs that crawled to the top of the billboard charts echoed a common message: the heartache from lost [Read More...]

The First One

Wall-Mart-Greeter

If God decided to humble himself, become man, and enter the world today… I wonder who He would appear to first? A Wall Mart greeter named Betty? A welder named Sam? A dog groomer named Margo? Phil, the guy who cleans gutters? Jimmy, the mall cop? Yeah. Those jobs probably aren’t included in any list [Read More...]

A Man’s Stomach

Nasty-Pizza

Sometime a man’s stomach defines him. Take the other night, for example, when I ordered a pizza in a Cincinnati hotel after a weekend of speaking. My wife and I talked on the phone. “What are you doing?” “I just ordered a Dominos pizza, and I’m eating it here on the bed, watching Battleship.” “How’s [Read More...]

Breaking the Ice

Small group

Finish the sentence: “When I was in high school, you would have found me…” How would you answer? Every year my board of directors and their spouses gather together for a Christmas dinner. At occasions like this, I love to propose a question everyone answers around the table. Last year I used the one above. [Read More...]

Shaming Your Teenager

We all know that discipline is necessary… but how far is too far? CNN News Video shows just how far two parents were willing to go to try to get their daughter’s attention. Parenting isn’t easy. And when our kids act out in rebellion, parenting can become even more difficult. Disciplining is never the popular [Read More...]

Donut Rules

Donuts

If you really want to be loved and respected… buy donuts! Donuts are one of the overlooked joys in life! These magical little pastries bring pleasure to almost any occasion. Think about it. Another boring meeting… “Hey, Jim brought donuts!” All of a sudden, the meeting has more life to it. What other food has [Read More...]

Avoiding Hallway Sex

Marriage-Gift

Sex within a marriage carries a certain stigma: boring, redundant… lackluster. Maybe that’s why some women’s magazines and websites actually recommend affairs… to “spice up your marriage,” after all, “life is short.” Do many marriages eventually grow stagnant? Is there truth to this stereotype? How would you describe your sex life? How would your spouse? [Read More...]


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