Category Archives: Parenting

Hurt by a distant father (Julie’s story)

Julie was baffled by unexplainable outbursts of anger and an almost continual feeling of discontentment — even though she was married to a loving, supportive husband and had four beautiful children. Continue reading

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Pick your parent day

Alex’s story took an unexpected turn when I asked him which parent he chose. He paused and looked down with tear-filled eyes as he admitted,… Continue reading

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My father always told me I was stupid

“I guess it goes back to the way my father treated me. He always told me that I was   stupid and would never amount to anything. Whenever I did something wrong, he would angrily ask, … Continue reading

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Four kinds of children and parents

Over the years, I’ve observed four kinds of children in dysfunctional homes. Consider your approach to parenting and the possible affects it has on your children. Continue reading

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One of the most challenging tasks of my life

What made it a difficult task was my decision to write it without “Christianese” and with only two Bible verses at the end of the book. Continue reading

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3 approaches to leadership and parenting

Some relationships are difficult because we approach them using the wrong method of communication. Effective approaches to communication vary with different people and situations. Three approaches are helpful to consider. Directive Consulting Free-Rein Our goal should be to identify the … Continue reading

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7 resources for spiritual maturity

Spiritual growth requires looking ahead and looking back. Continue reading

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