He Is Risen!

He Is Risen!

We’re coming up on a holiday that holds special significance for Christians. Easter is a time when Christians remember that Jesus lived, died for our sins, and rose again. While we’re all feeling the hope of warmer weather on the horizon, we also celebrate the...
Getting the Right Balance

Getting the Right Balance

You probably thought you had learned all the lessons about balance when you were five or six years old. Your mom or dad let go of your bike and then clapped wildly and praised you while they watched you coast about five or ten feet before tipping over. You eventually...
Getting Them to Talk

Getting Them to Talk

I’m not sure what age it begins, but as our children get older, many of them go from chatterboxes to barely grunting out a few sounds. This may be more true for boys than girls, but it’s a frustration parents often express—that their children don’t talk to them as...
Good, Selfish Parenting

Good, Selfish Parenting

A guy sat in my office a while ago and called me selfish because I have four kids. He was ashamed of me, he said, because I was so egocentric that I had gone and tried to create myself all over again, four times. Little versions of me, he insinuated, each kid another...
Hard Conversations

Hard Conversations

For most people, it’s natural to go out of our way to avoid hard conversations. You know the ones that I’m talking about. I’m talking about the conversations we’re willing to make sacrifices to avoid. We’ll ignore our own wants and needs if it means we get to avoid...