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...]

The place you once knew as home

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    I am 6, and we are driving through Chilliwack, Hope, Manning Park.   We are moving to a new town because my dad has a new job, and our red 1967 Rambler is crammed with overflow from the U-Haul truck that follows behind.   We’ve left our former home near Vancouver, British Columbia, [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...]

How to win the Big Reward

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Inspiration can be found in the most unlikeliest of places. Even in this job ad. [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...]

Why you need to prove you can do hard things

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It’s always tempting to take the easy way out. Particularly if there’s cold weather involved. [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...]

The Raging Bull

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Once upon a time there was a man who had been raised in an alcoholic (drug addicted/dysfunctional/abusive—you fill in the blank) home. It was a fearful environment and he was afraid a lot. He hated those feelings even as a young boy because they made him feel “unmanly.” When he was twelve years old, he [Read More...]


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