Should Christian parents allow their kids to play video games? Navigating virtual worlds as a faithful believer

Video games have emerged as a prominent aspect of contemporary society, captivating billions* of players globally, especially children. Yet, for…


what good moms are supposed to do

What “good” moms are supposed to do

By the time our second child, Brett, came along, I was pretty sure I had the parenting thing all figured out since, you know, I’d been a mom for…


God who prepares a home for us

God who prepares a home for us

The topic of home brings me great delight and more than a bit of angst.  I believe we are designed to long for a home—a safe place, a shelter from…


Finding freedom from hurry

Finding freedom from hurry

The words were so full of the grace I craved, I nearly wept. I’d been reading Rowan Williams’ Where God Happens: Discovering Christ in One Another,…


Learning to be present for my children

Learning to be present for my children

When my late wife Chastidy was battling terminal cancer, and the animation studio I helped start was falling apart, I went on my first personal…


Running on empty

Running on empty

I sighed and looked at the gas gauge in my vehicle—ten miles to empty. Oh gas gauge, I thought, I can relate. Why is it always like this? So much to…


Tips for partnering with your child’s teacher

Tips for partnering with your child’s teacher

As a Christian parent, I believe all God’s children deserve a quality education. Not just my own three children (now grown!), but also my two…


Choosing gratitude

Choosing gratitude

“Ok, let’s all say what we’re grateful for,” my dad smiles in delight. It’s Thanksgiving Day, and we’re continuing our annual tradition. We slowly…


Parent Differently: Raise kids with biblical character that changes culture

Parent Differently: Raise kids with biblical character that changes culture

Is character really a big deal? For your children to develop biblical character, you need to pay attention to and address what they believe. I’ve…