Why wait until you’re a grandparent? Take your second chance NOW.

old age man

One of the common statements I hear today when I talk with grandparents is, “I’m loving this second-chance at parenting.” I’m all for second chances and for grandparents making the most of grand-parenting, but it seems that if we first-chance parents can anticipate the need for a second chance twenty or thirty years down the [Read More...]

The Sabotage of Sexual Sin


From Robert Kennedy Jr.’s “Dirty Journal”: “Despite the terrible things happening in the world, my life is . . . great,” Kennedy wrote on Nov. 5, 2001. “So I’ve been looking for ways to screw it up. I’m like Adam and live in Eden, and I can have everything but the fruit. But the fruit is [Read More...]

Fathers, Don’t Blow the In-the-Home QTR


As we approach Father’s Day, here are a few thoughts on the importance of being an active, engaged dad during the “in the home years.” We never get them back. Excerpt from “Man on the Run” by Zeke Pipher The Most Important Quarter A man may get seventy, perhaps eighty years, on this earth before [Read More...]

Shame and Shock Collars

shame and shock collars

Shame makes the world go round, but I’m starting to feel motion sickness. Shame is the emotion produced when you feel that you don’t measure up to an external standard. It usually involves feeling embarrassed over something we did wrong. Shame is certainly an appropriate feeling at times, but as the primary strategy for motivating [Read More...]