A Grandpa’s Christmas Prayer for his Grandsons
Dear Phoenix (age 6), Judah (almost 6), and Decker (age 3), Following Jesus has been an important part of my life since I was your age. My grandpa was a pastor who prayed for me and modeled a compelling… Read More
It’s Been 50 Years Since a Boy Has Been Raised in the White House: Has It Changed the Nation?
Embed from Getty Images When was the last time a little boy was living in and running around the White House (and I mean a real little boy…not a President acting like a boy)? Read More
Boys and Girls Learn Differently–A Podcast with Dr. Michael Gurian
Dr. Michael Gurian is the New York Times Best-Selling Author behind books like The Wonder of Boys; The Mind of Boys; The Purpose of Boys; The Wonder of Girls, and Boys and Girls Learn Differently. Michael talks with me about his starting point… Read More
Why Don’t Boys Make the List of Presidential Campaign Issues?
Immigration…equal pay for equal work…gun control…Wall Street…taxes…the Military…gender equality…terrorism…the national debt…the Middle Class…the top 1 Percent…Education…Border Security…Big banks… The list of concerns being addressed by our 2016 Presidential candidates includes these important issues and more…but one crucial, society-impacting issue is… Read More
The Danger of Raising Soft-Minded Men
A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan. –Martin Luther King, Jr. One afternoon I was at my granddaughter’s house. She was watching a cartoon designed for young preschool… Read More
Could Dad be the Key to Healing Our Country?
Near the end of his book, Do Fathers Matter? What Science is Telling Us About the Parent We’ve Overlooked, Paul Raeburn writes this: Multiple studies suggest that fatherlessness is a major contributor to crime and juvenile delinquency; premature sexuality and… Read More
Boys and Girls Emote Differently–Can’t We Be OK With That?
Man-up! Take it like a man! Shake it off! Most boys hear those words and exhortations constantly throughout their lives. Men don’t cry! Men suck it up! Act like a man! Recently I’ve been hearing push back on that phrase,… Read More
Why Church Matters to Your Kids—Part 4: Reason #3 is…
If Jesus matters to us, then what matters to Jesus will matter to us. If it matters to us that Jesus matters to our kids, then what matters to Jesus will matter to our kids. The Church matters to Jesus… Read More
Why Church Matters to Your Kids–Part 3: Reason #2 is…
In my first two posts on this issue I have argued that the Church matters…and that it matters to your children. I offered the first reason for why I believe this to be true in the last post: The… Read More
Why Church Matters to Your Kids–Part 2: Reason #1 is…
As I cited in my first post on this subject, church attendance among Christians has been in serious decline. Where a generation ago those considered “regulars” attended 3-4 times per month, today “regulars” attend once every 4-6 weeks! And these… Read More