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What We Learn From Our Parents

April 14, 2015 | No comments yet

I recently had an opportunity to spend a week with my Dad. Throughout the week we had several conversations ranging form ministry to sports to hobbies to politics and everything we could fit in between. While we had many simulating (and some non-stimulating) conversations, the most impactful was the conversation we had on parenthood. While… Read More »

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The Changing Problem With Pornography

March 30, 2015 | No comments yet

Porn is everywhere. I recently had a conversation with a mother who has teenage sons that struggle with pornography. The parents have set up filters and blocked access to try to protect their sons, but they kept finding ways around the parameters. Each time they were caught looking at pornography the parents would try to… Read More »

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App Review : Yik Yak

February 20, 2015 | No comments yet

  This is the first in a new series of articles that we will feature on Radical Parents. We are going to be reviewing popular apps that teenagers use.  Definitions: Yik-Yak – A regionally (10-mile) based anonymous online message board. Yak – A short anonymous microblog post (similar to an anonymous tweet) Yakarma – The… Read More »

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Looking For Perspective

January 27, 2015 | No comments yet

I saw her over my shoulder leaving the grocery story—the young mother tired of dealing with the day-long struggle with her toddler.  Then I heard her say to her toddler, “Come on.”  Then, after a moment, she turned around and screamed, “Come on!!!” We all know the frustration of dealing with our kids.  We would… Read More »

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Support Radical Parents

December 8, 2014 | No comments yet

Our goal at Radical Parents is to be a resource that informs, encourages, and challenges parents. We want to provide resources, suggest reading material, offer a perspective on pop-culture, and give insight into social media. To accomplish all of these things, we completely rely on the support of people that believe in the mission of… Read More »

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Navigating Self-Harm and Suicide

December 3, 2014 | 3 Comments

At 2:34 AM I receive a text from a student in my ministry: “My friend has been cutting herself, she says she wants to die. I don’t know what to do.” I wish I could tell you that this was an isolated incident but over the past ten years that I have been in youth… Read More »

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The Marriage Fight – Part 2

November 21, 2014 | No comments yet

If you missed part one of this series, make sure that you check it out here. The reality is, healthy marriages through the teenage years don’t just happen. When they occur it is because parents have made a conscious decision to invest into their marriage. A healthy marriage requires two people to learn to fight… Read More »

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The Marriage Fight – Part 1

November 12, 2014 | No comments yet

Maintaining a healthy marriage is hard. Raising teenagers is hard. Maintaining a healthy marriage while raising teenagers is one of the most difficult ventures that a parent will endure. It is something that doesn’t just happen naturally. Parents must make the conscious decision to fight for their marriage if they want to see it sustained… Read More »

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The Porn Myth

September 27, 2014 | 1 Comment

You’d have to be a fool to believe that pornography is harmless, that it isn’t destroying families left and right. Countless marriages have been ripped apart by this menacing addiction and more and more parents are dealing with the reality that they can’t adequately keep it hidden from their children. Porn isn’t underground. It’s everywhere,… Read More »

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Eliminating “I Told You So”

May 5, 2014 | No comments yet

I like being right…I mean I really enjoy it. There is a satisfaction that I get when I am right about something and someone else is wrong. Which is why what I am about to suggest is difficult even for me… It’s time for parents to eliminate the phrase “I told you so,” from our… Read More »