Stop Whippin’ me, Daddy – I Wanna Get Saved!

Stop Whippin’ me, Daddy – I Wanna Get Saved!

Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation. (2 Corinthians 6:2) Before we start, please understand I am not trivializing corrective discipline or salvation. I am simply sharing a slightly humorous childhood experience with eternal...
Not Everyone You Listen to is a Friend

Not Everyone You Listen to is a Friend

One of life’s toughest lessons to learn is that not everyone is your friend. Often, life’s deepest betrayals come from co-called “friends.” Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the descendants of the captivity were building...
Dads – Be Just Like Jesus

Dads – Be Just Like Jesus

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her. (Ephesians 5:25 ,NIV) Many men are willing to die; not enough are willing to truly live. Dying is easy; living is hard. Dads, this one is for you in your role as fathers. Many...
Helping Choose Your Child’s Spouse

Helping Choose Your Child’s Spouse

Finding your own compatible, committed, lifelong spouse is tough enough. Helping your children identify their “helpmeets” takes deeper parental involvement and divine intervention. With a divorce rate hovering around fifty percent, approximately half of all parents...
Modeled Behavior

Modeled Behavior

In the quest to solve the mystery of relationships, children and teenagers turn to many sources. But the modeled behavior they see from their parents is the most impactful source. Regrettably, my parents gave me little to no positive relational advice. “Keep your...