How Powerful Are Our Words in the Lives of Our Kids?

Words are weighty. Seriously, they can shape the course of an entire life. Consider these real life examples of lives that were changed by a few simple words: A little boy whose dreams of being a writer were dashed by a teacher who scoffed, “That will never happen.” A young man whose aspirations were ignited by the encouragement of […]

How Can Parents Deal with the Difficult Parts of Scripture?

Have you ever gotten to one of those difficult sections in the Bible with your kids and thought “What in the world?” I sure have. Seriously, some parts of the Bible are tough! How do we address these sections of Scripture with our kids? Well, I answer that question in the episode 32 of CHRISTIAN PARENT/CRAZY WORLD, which is part of my new series on dealing with the difficult parts of Scripture. In this episode, I apply the practical guidelines I gave in episode 31 (“Why Does the Bible Say… Fill in the Blank?) to a difficult story from the Bible that led a young college […]

Why Does the Bible Say… Fill in the Blank?

Let’s face it… there is some stuff in the Bible that is hard to understand and difficult to explain. And too often, the first time many Christian kids encounter these difficult parts of the Bible is when an atheist professor brings them up in a class, or a friend who is a secular humanist challenges […]

Is it Okay to Question God and the Christian Faith?

A lot of people think that the Christian faith requires blind allegiance, that you have to close your eyes and ears to the doubts and criticism and just keep believing. And, sadly, a lot of Christians do just that. Given the number of youth who are leaving the faith these days, I don’t think this plan is working out very well. […]

7 Guidelines for Challenging Our Culture

One thing we know from studying Scripture and history is that truth is counter-cultural. So, if we want to stay grounded in the truth, we need to expect to live a counter-cultural life. I recently discussed six ways we can live that kind of life in Episode 19 of CHRISTIAN PARENT/CRAZY WORLD. Those guidelines were a force […]

Do Our Words Have the Power to Change the Future?

How powerful are our words? Can they change the future? In this episode of CHRISTIAN PARENT/CRAZY WORLD, I take a fascinating, prophetic look at how words have the power to shape reality in the past, present, and future. Our leaders are using words to confuse and distort reality. But as faith-filled parents, we can use […]

What Every Parent Needs To Know about the Prodigal Child

We all want to improve our relationship with our child. What if I told you that there is a question you could ask your son or daughter that has the power to transform your relationship for the better? Seriously, it can change everything… That is what I discuss in the episode 26 of CHRISTIAN PARENT/CRAZY WORLD, which, […]

13 Ways to Be a Better Parent in 2022

Hey Mamas & Papas! Before I get to the main topic, would you take a sec and nominate CHRISTIAN PARENT/CRAZY WORLD for a Spark Fan Award in the categories of “Best Female Podcast” and “Best Solo Podcast.” On to other news… I’m going to go out on a limb and say that this is the […]

6 Guidelines to Living a Counter-Cultural Life

HOW DO YOU LIVE BIBLICALLY WHEN EVERYONE AROUND YOU ISN’T? Or a lot of people around you aren’t. In other words, how do you live a counter-cultural life?  Good question, huh?  In the latest episode of CHRISTIAN PARENT/CRAZY WORLD, I offer 6 Guidelines to help you and your kids be counter-cultural Christians. This podcast is chocked full of helpful […]

How To Help Your Kids Develop Their Spiritual Gifts

The more your kids understand their God-given purpose in life, the more likely they are to stay grounded in their faith into adulthood. So I’ve tackled this vital topic in Episode 16 of CHRISTIAN PARENT/CRAZY WORLD. As parents, we have this incredibly unique position in our kids’ lives. We are literally front row center for […]