Pursuing what ultimately matters more than anything else:

Our Lord, our marriage, and our children, each in ministry to each other.

Oh man, what am I teaching my kids about church?!

Posted by on Dec 20, 2011 in Parenting |

Oh man, what am I teaching my kids about church?!

I realized a few weeks ago that I’ve defaulted to teaching my kids two things about church that I would never intentionally teach them. Every Sunday we wake up a bit earlier than usual and I tell our kids, “Hey, it’s time to get ready to go to church!” It’s innocent…

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Giving attention to your family at the right times

Posted by on Nov 17, 2011 in Family |

Giving attention to your family at the right times

If your spouse and kids were completely honest with you, would they say: “Our biggest struggle is the resentment we feel when you’re seemingly showing others more attention than us?” No one in ministry thinks to themselves, “Ya know, I prefer to build resentment in…

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My spiritual growth influences my children

Posted by on Nov 9, 2011 in Spiritual |

My spiritual growth influences my children

This morning I posted a little rant on Life In Student Ministry about, “What’s missing from family-based ministry.” You should check it out if you want the full story, but I’m basically saying that family-ministry can’t be something we just try to get others to do at church — it has to be…

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Listen to your kids slowly

Posted by on Nov 3, 2011 in Featured, Parenting |

Listen to your kids slowly

Author Charles Swindoll once found himself with too many commitments in too few days. He got nervous and tense about it. In this book, “Stress Fractures: Advice and Encouragement for Handling your Fast-Paced Life,” he writes: I was snapping at my wife and our children…

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