The language of play—A powerful way to connect with your kids

Mom, will you play with me?  Pause.  Something happens when we become adults. We start to think about education, food, paying the bills, serving, and…


How to set an example for your children

Set an example for your children in practicing these 8 things. This is a powerful idea and word picture for how we live our lives.  You can think…


When your child has a character misstep

So let's talk about some steps that we could take in the moment that will help this character come back.  The first thing is I pray for you in a tag…


Set healthy boundaries without compromising freedom

​​​​Okay, now I get to talk about something that I love to talk about. Anytime I talk about raising boys, and it's as relevant today as ever, it has…


Survival Mode

If you’ve ever walked through an incredibly stressful season or some difficult circumstances, you may have experienced what myself and others call…


Simone Biles sees God's hand in her successes and her disappointments

This important article was written by Dr. Jim Denison.  Dr. Denison is the founder of Denison Ministries, and writes the Denison Forum - Daily…


5 ways to talk about faith with teenagers during the Olympics

Despite all odds, the 2020 Olympic Games are happening now in Tokyo.  The irony of the “2020” Games taking place in 2021 is not lost on the young…


A word to parents of college-bound kids

I will be honest—this is a hard one for me to write.  Why? Because it is just a little bit too real life. It is easy to write about seasons past or…


Determine my steps: Pause, look, consider, and rest in the Lord

His wavy, blonde hair was damp and tousled, and his cheeks were flushed. I couldn’t help but smile at both signs of a quality afternoon nap as he…