Finding Wholesome Entertainment with Biblical Values

Trying to find wholesome entertainment can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. As Christians, the most we usually hope for is entertainment that doesn’t undermine what we believe. But finding entertainment that actually reinforces Biblical values while wrestling through tough issues, does that even exist? It does. In the latest episode of  CHRISTIAN PARENT/CRAZY WORLD, I am […]

How To Keep Your Kids Safe Online

As parents, we spend a lot of time and energy ensuring that our kids are safe in their physical spaces. We put up safeguards around our homes. We go to great lengths to live in safe neighborhoods and send our kids to safe schools. But what about our kids’ digital spaces?  The threats for our children are as significant in cyberspace as they are in their physical space.  Kristen Jenson, founder of Defend Young […]

How To Talk To Your Kids about Pornography

Few conversations make parents fill more ill-equipped and tongue-tied than discussing the topic of pornography with our kids. How do we even broach the subject? My  guest in the Episode 107 of  CHRISTIAN PARENT/CRAZY WORLD has created a book series that does all of the hard work for us. Kristen Jenson is the #1 best-selling author of the Good Pictures Bad Pictures series of […]

The Hidden Dangers Lurking in Children’s Entertainment

Media is bombarding our children at every turn and at the same time the generation gap is widening. I know you’ve felt the ever-broadening chasm. I sure have. In Episode 105 of CHRISTIAN PARENT/CRAZY WORLD, I’m joined by Dr. Walt Mueller, founder and president of the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding for a vitally important conversation on the state of kids’ entertainment. Walt specializes in understanding […]

Overcoming the Most Common Obstacles to Strong Mental Health

The mental health crisis in our country is at critical mass. Children are struggling like never before and parents are concerned, as they should be. I know that we’ve faced mental health issues in our home. So many parents have. Which begs the question: What foundation do we need as parents to help our kids have strong mental health?  Dr. Bill Senyard helps us to answer that […]

The 2 Greatest Mental Health Needs of Every Child

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and according to the CDC, our kids are facing a mental health tsunami. Consider these recent statistics: Parents are justifiably concerned, and often they don’t know where to start when a child is struggling mentally.  My guest in Episode 103 of CHRISTIAN PARENT/CRAZY WORLD is Dr. Bill Senyard, a mental health expert who specializes in helping parents reconnect the critical bond with their child to address the foundation of their mental health.Every child has two primary needs from their parents: A child must know that their parents have their back, and they must know that they are loved […]

How Does God Meet Us in Our Brokenness and Suffering?

The problem of pain has plagued humanity since the beginning of time. Many great apologists have grappled with the reality of suffering, endeavoring to form a theologically sound answer to life’s hardest question. In Episode 102 of CHRISTIAN PARENT/CRAZY WORLD, a couple of moms wrestle with pain and suffering from a distinctly maternal point of […]

The #1 Factor in Maintaining a Lifelong Faith

What is the deciding factor in a faith that remains alive and vibrant for a lifetime verses a faith that fizzles out? Have you ever wondered?  I have.  In my apologetic studies at Colorado Christian University, I had a profound revelation as I researched the primary approaches for defending the Christian faith. These methods varied greatly. Some of them seem to be diametrically opposed to one another. They are: 1. Classic Method – […]

How To Parent a Prodigal Child

The youth exodus is a very real concern for Christian parents, and it is a deeply personal concern for me. I launched CHRISTIAN PARENT/CRAZY WORLD three years ago with the goal of assuaging this falling away from the faith in our youth. But what does a parent do when they have a child who is questioning or has left the faith?  How do you parent the prodigal child? In the latest episode of CP/CW, I answer these questions with hard-earned, first-hand […]

The 7 Biggest Reasons Gen Z Is Leaving the Faith

As you know, studies show that a majority of kids raised in Christian homes are leaving the faith when they leave the nest. This is a deeply personal reality for many families, mine included. If you aren’t experiencing this painful place in your parenting, you know someone who is. And you are probably close to some kids who are struggling in their faith.  It is so […]