PHOTOBOMB. Foe-tow-bom (verb) - to drop in a photo unexpectedly...to hop in a picture right before it is taken. (Definition from the Urban Dictionary) Sticking your face into a photo where it does not belong has long been a practice of your prank-minded friends. Now we finally have a name for it...Read More
Jenifer is a far better parent
than I am. She is consistent, intentional, and present. She strikes a
terrific balance of grace and truth that faithfully emulates our God.
And she has this one thing that she does that I think is absolutely
She occasionally offers our kids a "do-over."Read More
If I could recommend a magic pill that you could give your kids now that would give them twice the chance of having a lasting marriage someday, would you make them take it?
Of course you would.
With the divorce rate being what it is, wise parents with any foresight at all want to prepare their kids for long-term relational success. After all, you have seen the pain and hardship in the dissolved marriages around you. You want to give your kids the best possible shot at a life-long marriage...Read More
I think my favorite, most treasured moment from Lindsey's wedding last summer was the father/daughter dance. This is odd, since everyone who knows me knows that I have absolutely no dance skills. Zero. What I DO have is the honor of having three daughters: Lindsey (the bride), Emilie (the teenager), and Maddie Kate (the preschooler). I have always loved the wonderfully tear-jerking song "Cinderella," but we had an "a-ha" moment about three months before Lindsey's June wedding. After dinner one night, Emilie pointed out that I have three daughters that fit perfectly into the three verses of Steven Curtis Chapman's song. As I played the tune on my phone as we did the dishes, I found myself crying like a baby. I knew we were on to something.Read More
Before any of us assume that we have done an adequate job of equipping and protecting our children, we should consider what our kids say. According to research done by ABC’s Primetime in 2006, while about 90 percent of parents say they've spoken to their teens about sex, only half of their teens agree. There is an obvious disconnect.Read More
Using data from a recent SADD (Students Against Drunk Driving) study, the article essentially suggests that if you see bad driving habits in your kids, there is a high likelihood that they learned them from you. So if you are setting an expectation for your teen drivers that they shouldn't text and drive, you better not be doing it yourself. Augh! That's not what I want to hear.Read More