Should We Save Our Children From the Flames of Hell?

Jenell Paris

  By Jenell Paris “Being saved is about your whole life, and all the decisions you make each day. You can’t just rest on the fact that you prayed a certain prayer.” So said my childhood friend, now a mother of small children, when I asked whether she is teaching her children to become born-again [Read More...]

The Idol of Love

Mom and Dad are great parents. It is not Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, but events of the past week have set me to thinking about parents, love, and friendship. One virtue they had: my brother and I knew they would always love us. So long as they had anything, we would have something. They [Read More...]

Parenting in an Age of Affluence

Karina on one of her now-frequent water delivery missions to Africa.

I’ve been fortunate to come to know a lot of extraordinary people.  One of them is Ivy Ku, an exceptionally talented doctor (a Harvard, Johns Hopkins and Harvard pedigree isn’t too shabby) who is also an exceptionally committed follower of Jesus.  My wife grew up with Ivy, and Ivy and her husband are seeking to [Read More...]

Yes, Your Child is Difficult

ElderDaughterBike

How do you know when your child is truly a difficult child, and how do you know when you’re just complaining about the ordinary burdens of parenting? My wife recently penned a reflection on Dr. James Dobson’s The Strong-Willed Child and Dobson’s recent filming, which she attended in San Diego, of an updated series of videos on [Read More...]

Christian Curmudgeon Condemns "Go the F*** to Sleep"

I’m not a prude.  I swear. I was raised in a devout but non-legalistic home.  There was a stretch in grade school and junior high when I swore like the sailor who made other sailors blush.  Even today, there are one or two of the lesser expletives that escape my lips on rare occasions.  I [Read More...]


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