Want to see how un-Christlike you are? Try raising kids

fathers don't provoke your children

If you're looking for a gauge to measure how un-Christlike you are, try raising kids. At least that works pretty well for me.In The Four Loves C.S. Lewis speaks of "the bad manners of parents to children." Ahem. Guilty.The other day I spoke harshly to my son. An hour later he was rude, and Megan corrected him. "In our home we honor each other with our words," she told him. And I had to interrupt and apologize right there, lest I make her a hypocrite. I had not honored my son in my … [Read more...]

You get more of what you focus on

Slug Bug

My son Fionn and I play the drive-time game Slug Bug. The idea, if you're unfamiliar with it, is to identify as many Volkswagen Beetles as possible while out and about and thereby rack up points against your opponent. Right now I'm creaming my kid, I'm proud to say.Don't feel sorry for him. He used to win all the time.One thing I've noticed is that since playing, I see Bugs everywhere -- all the time. Red ones, blue ones, silver ones, yellow ones, avocado-green ones, white ones. They're … [Read more...]


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