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Five Definitions Parents Need to Know

April 21, 2014 | No comments yet

One time I walked into the office of the IT guy on our staff, and had a conversation with him and 2 of our other audio/visual staff members. I sat for a good 5 minutes and listened to the words that were coming out of their mouths. I understood 100% of these words yet I… Read More »

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Instagram “Updated”

April 15, 2014 | 2 Comments

Hey Instagram, really? My job as a parent and as a youth pastor wasn’t hard enough, so you decided to go and make your app one of the scariest social media apps available? It was like Instagram sat down and thought, “How can we take the worst parts of a few apps, and combine them… Read More »

Honoring Your Parents Ten Commandments

Honoring Your Parents

March 19, 2014 | No comments yet

It is always incredible to see a student who understands that importance of their relationship with their parents. This guest post is from Landon Turner a High School Junior who understands and appreciates the relationship he has with his parents So for a long, LONG time people have heard the saying “Honor your father and… Read More »

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Coach Shef’s Parenting Advice

December 5, 2013 | No comments yet

As a youth pastor, I am constantly asked by parents for advice for dealing with problems with their teenagers. From sex to social media to disrespect to laziness, I am often put in a position to help parents. While I usually attempt to give a sound and well thought out answer, I recently read an… Read More »

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The Power of Apology

November 19, 2013 | 2 Comments

I know that most parents don’t make mistakes. When confronted with issues from their teenagers they always respond lovingly, full of grace, and exuding kindness. Their teenager comes home two hours late and their excuse is “My phone died,” and they respond with, “what can I do to help you achieve the curfew goal next… Read More »

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Follow the Leader

October 31, 2013 | No comments yet

Jesus was not your conventional dude, and he certainly wasn’t the religious poster child.  He healed people on the Sabbath, hung out with the worst of sinners, and performed miracles, one of which I wish he would have performed at my wedding. What I’ve always liked about Jesus is that he’s not flashy.  I bet… Read More »

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Five Conversation Jump Starters

October 29, 2013 | No comments yet

If you have read more than a few Radical Parents articles or have listened to the podcast at least once you will quickly learn that here at Radical Parents we heavily promote communication. We want you to talk to your kids and we want them to talk back to you. Most all parents know that… Read More »

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Facing Fear

October 24, 2013 | No comments yet

Regardless of your stance on Halloween, your children will be surrounded by the holiday. Most kids love to dress up, go door to door to get Snickers and Starbursts and have fun. Apart from fun, the feeling most associated with Halloween is “FEAR.” Haunted attractions in the United States bring in an estimated $300–500 million each year,… Read More »

Parental Controls

Parental Controls

October 11, 2013 | No comments yet

 “Never before in the history of telecommunications media in the United States has so much indecent (and obscene) material been so easily accessible by so many minors in so many American homes with so few restrictions.”    – US Department of Justice 9 out of 10 boys are exposed to pornography before they turn 18. 6… Read More »

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Manage the Busy

October 3, 2013 | 2 Comments

I love my job, but it is one that demands a lot of my time and for most youth pastors, summer is the busiest. This summer I planned and led more trips than I ever have, hosted more activities than I ever have, and prepared fall semester programs for adults, students, and children. It was… Read More »