Culture

Infidelity in Marriage: How To Find Restoration after An Affair

I LOVE a good redemption story… the kind of story that answers questions like: Is it possible for a marriage to fully recover from infidelity?   Can the emotional wounds of an affair ever be a thing of the past?  Can trust be rebuilt after betrayal?  My special guests in the latest episode of  CHRISTIAN PARENT/CRAZY WORLD answer […]

4 Mindsets You Need for Your Marriage To Thrive

We all want to have a marriage that thrives, don’t we? And yet one-third of Christian marriages end in divorce, a figure that is “statistically identical to that of non-born again adults” according to recent research from Barna.  What critical foundation are so many Christians missing in their marriage that leads to the demise of their primary relationship? In the latest […]

The 3 Biggest Life Lessons Every Parent Needs to Teach Their Kids

Life has tough lessons in store for all of us. Seeing those experiences through the lens of Biblical truth is vital if we want to thrive in these difficult seasons and grow. As parents, we want to prepare our kids for these challenges so they can flourish. So what lessons are most important for our kids to learn? In this creative and reflective episode of CHRISTIAN PARENT/CRAZY WORLD, I dig deep into […]

The Shocking Way Kids Can Be Sexually Exploited without Parents Knowing?

We think of sex trafficking as being out there somewhere in the jungles of Central America or in Thailand and Cambodia. And to be sure, it is there. But what we must understand as parents is that human trafficking is in every zip code in the United States as well.  What do we need to know […]

How Can Christians Get Involved in the Fight against Human Trafficking?

The evil of human trafficking is overwhelming, isn’t it? What can you or I do about it?  More than you think.  I recently sat down with Dr. Rondy Smith, founder and CEO of Rest Stop Ministries, Tennessee’s first long-term residential restoration program for female survivors of sex trafficking. January is National Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention month, so in the latest […]

13 Ways To Be a Better Parent This Year

The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to make some changes, to consider where growth is helpful and necessary. In this “Best of” episode of  CHRISTIAN PARENT/CRAZY WORLD, I share 13 gauges on how to improve as parents and as individuals this year. I walk you step-by-step through a personal assessment that examines your faith life, your marriage life, your family life, your domestic life, and nine other areas while offering simple, everyday guidance on how to make effective and lasting change. This powerful tool for […]

Family Traditions That Keep Christ at the Center of Christmas

Keeping Christ at the center of Christmas is a HUGE challenge for busy parents. Can I get an AMEN? Or a Merry CHRISTmas. We are constantly pushed and pulled a hundred different directions, especially at the holidays. Our event calendar in December can look like a flow-chart from an international airport with constant departures and arrivals. And it is so […]

5 Heartwarming Film You Should Watch This Christmas

Last Christmas, I was perusing a list of “The 100 Best Christmas Movies of All Time” on Rotten Tomatoes, the universal hub for movie reviews, and received quite a shock. The first few offerings were expected Christmas classics. Earning top billing was Meet Me in St Louis followed by The Shop Around the Corner and Miracle on 34th Street. (The list has since […]

What Huge Lie Does Culture Teach Our Kids at Christmas?

Hey Mamas & Papas, “He sees you when you’re sleeping.He knows when you’re awake.He knows when you’ve been bad or good So be good for goodness sake.”  Our culture tells us that Jolly ole St. Nicholas is keeping a list, and he’s checking it twice. He’s gonna find out who’s naughty or nice. So the gifts under […]

Can Your Kids Be Whoever They Want To Be in Life?

There is a powerful and pervasive cultural myth being piped into our kids these days, and you are a bad parent if you don’t buy into it. The myth says that our kids can be whoever they want to be in life. Is this idea BIBLICAL?  Is it TRUE or even REALISTIC? The idea that you can be whoever you want to be is the central theme in countless books, movies, and television shows. Check out this back cover […]