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Watching Tiger – Watching Me

(I first ran this article on November 30, 2009. On May 29, 2017, Tiger was arrested for suspicion of DUI.) Most people are aware of the ongoing and unfolding drama in the Tiger Woods home in Orlando, FL (November 27, 2009). If you have not, you… Continue Reading …

Parenting, Day 7 – Your Words Shape Your Child’s Life

Parenting, Day 7 - Your Words Shape Your Child's Life

I had a conversation with my son the other day, sharing with him how he would be my replacement. It was a sobering thought. One day, my son will grow up and become a practical demonstration of what I have modeled for him. The good… Continue Reading …

Parenting, Day 10 – Fussy Parents Make Insecure Children

Parenting, Day 10 - Fussy Parents Make Insecure Children

Mable couldn’t get a handle on her insecurity. Burdened by a failed marriage, teenage children in rebellion, and too many relational conflicts to count, she was frustrated, angry, and bewildered at how “the same old things keep happening to me.” Though she recognized she had… Continue Reading …

Parenting, Day 13 – A Biblical Perspective On Critiquing Children

Parenting, Day 13 - A Biblical Perspective On Critiquing Children

If a person’s parenting model primarily consists of bringing critique from a heart of personal frustration, the parent’s model needs to change. Biblical parents center their primary communication to their children on love, not criticism. For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises… Continue Reading …

Parenting, Day 22 – Five Tips From The Best Parent In The World

Parenting, Day 22 - Five Tips From The Best Parent In The World

The best way to learn how to be the best parent is to learn from the best parent. God, the Father, is the best parent the world has ever known. Understanding and applying His parenting to your family is one of the wisest things you… Continue Reading …

Is It Wrong To Critique Your Pastor’s Sermons?

Perhaps the best word is not “critique” but now that I have your attention, may I ask if it’s okay to have an opinion of your pastor’s sermons? Maybe you can think about it this way: Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes,… Continue Reading …

How to Turn Your Arguments Into Redemptive Communication

Couples experiencing marriage difficulty often cite poor communication as the issue. Despite a desire for change, old patterns of interactions reveal themselves, especially in the heat of conflict. Hope for change only occurs when this pattern changes. In This Series How Your Thoughts Reveal Your… Continue Reading …

Marriage Devotion Day 4 – No More Condemnation

Marriage Devotion Day 4 – No More Condemnation

How honest can you be with your spouse? Is your marriage vulnerable and safe enough to communicate honestly? Are you free from critique and condemnation, which releases you to talk transparently? Your answers to these questions provide you with an excellent diagnosis of how you… Continue Reading …

How to Rebuke Ann Voskamp and Other People Not Like You

I wrote an article about Ann Voskamp. The purpose was to discuss a Christian’s attitude before rebuking someone. Specifically, I was interacting with the “rebuker’s thoughts” about Ann before they confront her publicly about her beliefs and teachings. Listen to the podcast The article set… Continue Reading …

Why Do You Criticize Ann Voskamp?

Lucia and I recently read a blog article that was mocking Ann Voskamp. It’s more accurate to say they were insulting Ann Voskamp. Listen to the podcast Read my follow-up article called, How to Rebuke Ann Voskamp and Other People Not Like You I’ll not… Continue Reading …