I’m Waiting 8: How to Serve, Protect, and Love Your Children

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[display_podcast] This week, as we continue our conversation with Marvin “Merv” Mattair, we dive into our role, as parents, in raising our kids to be amazing young men and women, despite and within the ever-changing culture they are surrounded with… especially in regards to dating. Merv is a firm believer in creating a respectful atmosphere at home. What we, as parents, say and do around them and how we treat them will directly affect what they are attracted to as they grow older. So, even when … [Read more...]

I’m Waiting 7: Sex, Entertainment, and Your Kids with Marvin “Merv” Mattair

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[display_podcast] This week, we are digging in on how to protect our kids from today’s media that tells them that their only value comes from their sexuality. From Rihanna to Flo Rida to Nicki Minaj… sex sells. But what is the motive behind it all? Now, for Merv’s household, they got rid of cable television altogether. He knows this doesn’t mean that his kids won’t encounter this “sales pitch” outside of their home, but it is Merv’s and his wife’s first line of defense when it comes to protecti … [Read more...]

Homosexual Marriage – “Born That Way” Is A Myth with Frank Turek

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To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org. Whenever I come across someone who claims that homosexuals are “born this way” and therefore should be afforded all the same marital rights as heterosexuals, I start by simply asking this one question: How? If there is a homosexual gene, how is it passed on?  Homosexuals don’t reproduce.  It’s impossible.  So, how does this happen? And, if there is some sort of recessive gene in there somewhere, you would think thi … [Read more...]

I’m Waiting 5: The HARD Testimony (isn’t what you think) with Merv Mattair

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[display_podcast] We are continuing our energetic and informative discussion with Marvin “Merv” Mattair. It’s been inspiring to hear about the things that he is doing in his community of Madison County, FL – reaching into a youth culture and making a lasting impact in their lives. Merv is living proof that if you are faithful, God will come alongside you… and he is 100 times more faithful than we can ever imagine! As Merv famously wrote, “You Prayed While I Played: A Message From the Once Lost … [Read more...]

My Armor 15: Temptations, Humility and Donuts


[display_podcast] I’ve got three boys: a nine-year-old and twin six-year-olds. And yesterday, I made the biggest mistake ever! I offered to them that we could do “…whatever you want!” They didn’t have an immediate answer, but eventually the topic of donuts for breakfast came up. You wouldn’t think this would be a big deal… until the day played itself out. First off, we had to run by Target that afternoon, so on the way I called the donut shop. It was 3:00 in the afternoon, so I had to leave a … [Read more...]

I’m Waiting 1: The Hook Up Culture

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[display_podcast] Adults may hear about “The Hook Up Culture” – maybe through TV shows, movies or pop culture references – but for 11-to-18 year olds today, the Hook Up Culture is their reality… it’s where they live today! Disproportionately, most 11-18 year olds in America are unfamiliar with intact marriages, or if they knew of one, it ultimately ended in divorce. Therefore they simply don’t understand the value of marriage. But, they are also being fed a constant message that it’s okay to e … [Read more...]