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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 »

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Eating Disorders: No Laughing Matter

April 29, 2014 | No comments yet

Guest Post by Katie Gilgenbach - Director of Wellness for FDLIC Eating disorders whether Anorexia, Bulimia, or binge eating are not to be taken lightly. Most teen girls and some boys have thought about or actually struggled with one or all of these disorders. You may be blind to the fact your child may be dealing… Read More »

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3 Tips on Having a Solid Relationship With Your Disabled Teen

April 26, 2014 | 1 Comment

  Guest post by Sarah Turner No one walks through the valley of dealing with a disability more than a parent who watches his or her child struggle. Having dealt with Cerebral Palsy all of my life my parents and I have had a long journey to get to the relationship we have now, My… 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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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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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 »

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Ten Ways Fathers Can Better Connect With Daughters

May 20, 2013 | 2 Comments

I wanted to give some practical steps for Dads to help them with their relationship with their daughters, so I wrote 10 suggestions for how to better connect with your daughter. I hope you’ll take some, if not all, of these suggestions and try putting them into practice.  Don’t get discouraged if you screw it up… Read More »

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Radical Dad: Romancing the Heart of Your Teenage Daughter

April 29, 2013 | 4 Comments

This is for you dads!  Have you ever felt completely disconnected from that strange, emotionally-charged, phone-abusing, high-pitched “thing” living in your house?  I’m talking about your daughter.  Yes, she’s loud, she talks all the time, she eats all your cookies, she speaks only in acronyms, and her favorite family member is her Chihuahua, Snuggles.  Basically,… Read More »

Radical Volume

Radical Volume

April 1, 2013 | 1 Comment

*Forewarning, I am not proud of my actions that lead to the writing of this post. Many times I need more Radical in my life too.  My daughter is crazy cute. As in, other parents look at their own kids disapprovingly because they aren’t as cute as Berkley.  I guess there is the chance I’m just… Read More »