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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Parenting Marathon

February 20, 2013 | No comments yet

If you’ve ever pursued the goal of graduation, started a full-scale home remodel, or sat down at an all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet, then you’re probably familiar with this phrase: It’s a marathon, not a sprint. Back in December, I experienced first hand the origin of that phrase as I coughed, wheezed, and pounded my way through… Read More »


Didn’t See That Coming!

December 7, 2012 | 2 Comments

We are really excited to have Andy Wood guest posting for us again! You can read more of Andy’s writing at LifeVesting.com Make sure you download Andy’s book The Twelve Pathways of Christmas FREE from the kindle store Dec. 7th- 9th   Didn’t See That Coming The older your kid, the greater their capacity to drop a… Read More »

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Potent Parenting: Part 3

October 26, 2012 | 1 Comment

This is the third post in the Potent Parenting series. Check out posts one and two.   Do you lecture your kids? I recently joined a book club for parents of teenagers. While I do have the honest motive of offering parents a different perspective on teenagers, I also have a dishonest motive. I really… Read More »