Why Males and Females Can’t Communicate (part 2)

How Males Communicate In contrast to the way females communicate, males often prefer a more simplistic type of communication that gets directly to the point. I was speaking at a conference explaining to a group of mental health professionals (almost all of whom were women) on how to communicate with males–specifically younger males.  I was explaining that because male’s have shorter attention spans, that female counselors needed to get to their point sooner and use less words.  In addition, the… Read more

Dress Like a Slut

Halloween is the one day a year when a girl can dress up like a total slut and no other girls can say anything else about it.”   -Cady, Mean Girls It’s almost Halloween and the pressure is on for our teen and tween girls—the same pressure they face in the sexual rat race of the social network selfie. Forget creativity, intelligence or character. Only one characteristic matters… Are you sexy? I’ve ranted about this subject in Halloweens past, and this… Read more

Gospel or gimmick?

There’s something in our hearts that causes us to suspect anything in church that delights the eye or makes us chuckle. A voice in our heads whispers, “It must be of the Devil.” Read more

College Men: What You Need to Know About Finances

  How do you develop a wise, skillful approach to finances? It’s not as confusing as it often seems. Basically there are six main areas about money to study and learn about. Keep these six areas in balance, and your finances will fall into place. Here are the basics: 1.      Spending By itself, money is just a blip on a computer screen or a wad of green paper. Money only becomes worthwhile when it can be exchanged for something. What… Read more

Why Males and Females Can’t Communicate (part 1)

Males and females communicate differently.  Even the way they communicate when they use the same words are different.  For instance, there’s a difference between male time and female time.  When I ask my wife how long until she’s ready to go someplace, she’ll often say, “Oh, about five minutes.”  Five minutes to me means five consecutive 60 second increments on a clock.  But in female time that really means, “It’s gonna be awhile buddy.  I’m just throwing a number out… Read more

Crazy about The Walking Dead

Once upon a time there was a comic titled, The Walking Dead. The comic became a TV show… and the TV show exploded into an epidemic. Last Sunday night was the Season 4 premiere of this immensely popular show, and it wasn’t just a handful of comic book nerds watching it. In fact, more viewers in the 18-49 demographic watched the Season 4 premiere of The Walking Dead than any other show this fall, including any NFL game. The season… Read more

Venus and Mars go to church

There’s a widespread perception that Christ’s values closely resemble women’s values. Men’s values seem foreign in church – misguided, unspiritual and unchristlike. Read more

What to look for when you want a new job

  If you haven’t already experienced angst with a job, probably you will soon, particularly in this season of cutbacks and workplace instability. Maybe you’re working at a job you’re not passionate about right now. Or at a job that seems meaningless? Or your job feels like only a stepping-stone to something else. So what do you do? When it comes to looking for a new job and evaluating potential job offers, there are five important areas to watch for…. Read more

How Past Relationship Wounds Kill Your New One

The average person is prone to bring past relationship wounds into their current relationships.  These are particularly destructive because our current partner has no idea what you are talking about or where you are coming from.  So for instance, if a past spouse cheated on you, we often distrust all future spouses.  It’s important to remember that the person we are currently with did not perform the act (or said the words) that wounded us.  Much like our criminal justice… Read more

Teaching Our Kids to Kill Prostitutes

He’s only 12-years old, but Grandma doesn’t know what M-rated means. She just knows this is the video game he’s been talking about for weeks, so she buys it for him. In the solitude of his bedroom, he begins play. Twenty minutes later his character beeps his horn and the prostitute gets in the car. He has three choices: oral, vaginal or anal sex. He chooses the $70 option, pays her, and then sits back and watches his character receive… Read more

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