If Trump Was Your Cousin Would You Ever Ask Him to Care for Your Child or Grandchild Alone and Unsupervised For a Weekend?

We are being conditioned to chaos by Trump. Thank God he’s not caring for my grandchildren.My daily joy is found in the stillness of repeated tender moments. If you understand children you know that the new is the enemy of joy. Change must be incrementally introduced amidst calm and confidence-- new food items as it were added unobtrusively to old favorites and seamlessly folded into trusted secure routines.Children crave the security of a routine. “We always do this!” is a favorite phras … [Read more...]

For the next 58 minutes please let me rescue you from thinking about Trump and your problems and turn your mind to the real and most wonderful questions there are… WATCH and share. Thank you!

Jesus planted an empathy time-bomb. Let me tell you about it and take your mind off Trump...``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````P.S. If you want to know a little more about where I'm coming from and my perspective on politics, religion and the intersection of faith and life-- here's a new movie about me. (It's below the poster on YouTube) scroll down and watch it for free...WATCH "Let me be FRANK" HERE:Follow Frank on Twitter … [Read more...]

One Look at American Christians and I Figure Jesus Must Have Hated Women– Right?

My friend’s attitude pissed me off. I shouted, “Are you kidding me? Taking care of my grandchildren is the only thing I’ve ever done I feel entirely happy about! Anyway, Jesus liked hanging out with women and kids too! So fuck you!" Let me explain... I’d just picked up Lucy and Jack at kindergarten and preschool when a friend called. Jack goes to preschool three days a week and Lucy goes to kindergarten five days a week. My grandchildren attend in the morning and my wife Genie and I take care … [Read more...]

XII Commandment Last but Not Least…. (End)

XII: Never forget that one of the the greatest joys you can experience is to become a fully engaged grandparent.The second phase of  parenthood is to mitigate the inexperience of even the best well meaning parent your child may become.Don’t drop the grandparent ball! If you do you’ll have missed the single best chance for contentment this life offers.(Thus Endeth My Twelve Commandments)To book Frank Schaeffer to speak at your college, church or group contact him at Fra … [Read more...]

# XI Commandment… (God and All That For Your Kids)

XI: Never forget that passing on life literacy goes for passing on the hope only spirituality offers. So you have doubts! Big deal! Join the club! So you’ve moved on and “grew past” your grandparents’ “simple faith.” Let me tell you their faith wasn’t so simple!You’re still grateful for the sense of belonging you experienced in your childhood. You still remember being held in loving arms. Sincerity is an overrated virtue. Just because you’re not so sure about God anymore -- if you’re old enou … [Read more...]

# VII Command So You won’t Screw Up Your Kids

VII: Never forget: You are going to grow a carbon copy of what you hate most about yourself-- unless you change what you do and are.There are no excuses.There is no point saying, “Well, I have a temper, that’s just the way I am. My Dad/Mom was a bad example.”No excuses.Loving a child means forcing yourself to change.(to be continued in this space tomorrow...)To book Frank Schaeffer to speak at your college, church or group contact him at Frankschaeffer.com Frank Schaef … [Read more...]