Faith

How Do We Prevent Suicide in Our Families? Emma Benoit Interview (Part 1)

Did you know that 20 young people take their own lives every single day in the United States? I recently sat down on CHRISTIAN PARENT/CRAZY WORLD with one such teen for a two-part series on teen suicide. Emma Benoit had a picture-perfect life. She was a vibrant, beautiful 16-year-old varsity cheerleader whose secret battle with […]

How Is Our Culture Distorting Sexuality and Harming Children?

Have you noticed that just mentioning God’s plan for our sexuality has become hate speech these days? How did that happen? Erin Barry of The Home Educated Mind joins me to answer that question in episode 48 of CHRISTIAN PARENT/CRAZY WORLD. As we conclude this vitally important series on sexuality, Erin and I dig into the overarching narratives that are competing with the […]

What Is Our Culture Teaching Our Kids about Sexuality?

Biblical sexuality and cultural sexuality are diametrically opposed to one another. Our kids are neck deep in a culture that says everything the Bible teaches on sexuality is not only wrong but oppressive, divisive, and hateful. As parents, we need to know what our culture is saying about sexuality. We must know where these ideas […]

How To Talk To Your Kids about Biblical Sexuality

Some topics that I cover on CHRISTIAN PARENT/CRAZY WORLD are relevant to lot of parents and a lot of kids, but the topic of sexuality is relevant to ALL parents and ALL kids. We cannot escape this issue in our families and our friend circles. So who defines our sexuality? Our celebrities, our politicians, our […]

How Do We Help Our Kids to Understand Biblical Sexuality?

Your kids cannot go into a public restroom these days, turn on the television, go to school, or play high school or collegiate sports without being confronted with the question of sexuality. Who defines it? Our politicians, our celebrities, our educators, our feelings… or God? This is the most relevant cultural issue of our day. […]

Have You Or Your Kids Been Wounded in the Church?

Sometimes we can feel like the walking wounded in the church. Some people will jump from church to church trying to forget their wounds. Others will leave the church altogether. The injuries we incur in these close quarters can follow us around for a lifetime if we let them. In episode 44 of CHRISTIAN PARENT/CRAZY […]

Why Does Abuse Happen in the Church?

This is not a fun topic. A few weeks ago, my editor at iBelieve asked for a response to the news that the Department of Justice is investigating the Southern Baptist Convention for a 20-year patter of abuse within that denomination. Abuse in the church is hard to understand ourselves, much less to explain to […]

Three Steps to Take When You Or Your Kid Are Judged

Being under the scrutiny of a fellow believer is such a painful place to be. And when someone judges our kids, we often feel it more than they do. If we don’t deal with the judgements of others properly, the wounds can lead us and our kids away from the body of Christ and from […]

Six Problems We Encounter When It Comes to Judging

As parents, we have to judge the actions of our kids. And we live in families, neighborhoods, communities, and churches where we hold each other accountable. So sometimes that requires us to assess the actions of other people. (Especially the little people who live with us.) We have to consider the fruit in people’s lives, […]

Is It Ever Right To Judge Others?

Some would say that it’s never right to judge another person. Others say that it is. So which is it? At some point in our Christian walk, we are going to be judged by other believers, and so will our kids. It is important that we know what Scripture says about this issue. In this […]