Her Dog… Not Mine

Men don’t talk about it, but they often glean some of their identity from their dogs. That’s why a man should never own a wimpy dog! If only I had known. My wife’s mom called her up a few years ago and announced that her Bishon Frise was going to have puppies. “Do you want one?” A Bishon Frise is a little white poofball. If you don’t know what a Bishon looks like, it basically resembles a poodle if you… Read more

Helping Them Cope When Tragedy Strikes, Pt. 2

We drove home from church in silence. Charlene knew something was wrong—but she didn’t have a clue how terrible the news would be. Minutes earlier I’d gotten a phone call from a friend, telling me that several members of the Caffey family had been murdered in an early morning home invasion. Details were sketchy. All we knew was that some of the family had been killed, but we didn’t know who, if anyone, had survived. For the last few years,… Read more

10 Keys to Talking to a Man (or a Boy)

The following are some keys to successfully communicating with males of all ages. A woman, with her superior communication skills, can be a big help to the males in her life by helping and guiding them to learn to communicate better instead of being agitated by his lack of skills in this area. Men communicate differently than women. If you try to talk with your man like you do your girlfriend’s you will both probably be disappointed and frustrated. However,… Read more

Why Your Wife is Reading “Fifty Shades of Grey”

What would you think if you found your wife reading the new erotic novel, Fifty Shades of Grey? I’d love to take a poll. Some men would probably be disappointed. “Why is Beth reading mommy porn?” Perhaps, in a world where 87% of men admit to looking at porn each year, many husbands might actually be excited. “Maybe she does actually want sex!” If only those men knew the difference between sex and affection. If they did… their wives would… Read more

Helping Them Cope When Tragedy Strikes, Pt. 1

  How do you tell your daughter that her best friend’s family has been murdered? My cell phone buzzed about halfway through church on Sunday morning, March 2, 2008. I recognized the number, a friend from Emory, Texas, but couldn’t understand why he would be calling me on Sunday. I taught a class of homeschoolers at his karate school and assumed that the call had something to do with my class. Since my homeschool class wouldn’t meet till Tuesday, I… Read more

Why Boys Need Self-Discipline (Even if Moms Sometimes Won’t Teach It!)

Why do boys needs to learn self-discipline? Read more

Book Giveaway: When Your Teenager’s Silent

When our kids were little, many of us would have given our left arm for 20 minutes of silence. When our kids grow to teenagers… we can’t get them to say more than two words to us! “How was your day.” “Fine.” “Anything exciting happen?” “Nope.” “And Soccer? How was soccer?” “Same as always.” (Awkward silence) “Nice talking with you!” It happens sometime between middle school and high school. Our kids get an influx of hormones, they seem more interested… Read more

Book Giveaway: Terror by Night

Last week, ABC TV launched a new true crime series titled Final Witness with the story of the Caffey family murders. The program was very well done, but there’s only so much of the story that they could fit into an hour-long program. The full story is told in the book, Terror by Night, which I co-authored with Terry Caffey. Here’s a brief summary of Terry’s story: (more…) Read more

Book Giveaway: The Power of a Man

You Haven’t “Lived” as a Man Until… You’ve been slapped in public by a beautiful woman. You’ve raced an expensive European sports car. You’ve been in grave danger and made it out alive. You’ve used your “power” as a man to help others for no other reason than you can and it was the right thing to do. You’ve defended someone who couldn’t defend themselves. Your wife swooned as she looked you in the eyes and told you how much… Read more

Parenting Tips… from a Serial Killer

In the last year I’ve done some research for two different books; one was on dads parenting daughters, and the other was on serial killers. I know, I know. Great combo, huh? It started with my research about the Columbine killers for the book I was writing about bullying, but then my research expanded to look at serial killers. And you know what I discovered? Serial killers are way better at “noticing” then most dads are. I’m amazed how many… Read more