Praise Him?

  Everyone likes a “good job” stamp, but there seems to be evidence that a gold sticker for the sake of making a child feel good, may not accomplish the intended goal. A recent study conducted by Ohio State University has concluded that inflated praise of children with low self-esteem may actually make the self-esteem … Continue reading Praise Him?

Ubi Pus Ibi Evacua

The parent with “issues” is sometimes easy to see:  the mom who still wears skinny jeans, the dad that cusses out the umpire.  But the sin of loading our own baggage into our children’s luggage compartments is often more subtle.  It influences everything from the way we prioritize discipline to the way we choose conflict … Continue reading Ubi Pus Ibi Evacua

It’s About Me

If you are not an evangelical Christian, you should probably skip this blog post.  When I counsel unbelievers, there are many things they can learn from Scriptures without accepting all the pillars of the faith.  However, the ideas I’m about to discuss are so steeped in Christian perspective that they may not make sense unless … Continue reading It’s About Me

Why me?

Before we go much further in this blog-writing thing, I wanted to briefly share a little about me.  It will make stomaching the tougher things I have to say in later posts easier since you’ll be able to say, “Bless his heart; he doesn’t know any better.” As my bio says, I was born in … Continue reading Why me?