I’m in Training as a Parent Coach!

I'm excited to announce that I'm enrolled in the Parent Coach Certification program with Connected Families! I've been reading books, taking the Discipline that Connects course, receiving personal coaching and training in a cohort with other students from around the world including 2 from Ehtiopia. I'm hopeful for parents and families as more and more... Continue Reading →

Human Sin: Avoiding Two Traps

My wife doesn’t like this word, but sin sucks! Children are aware of their own sin. When approaching the topic of sin avoid these two traps: 1) Gloss over sin saying, “That’s just kids being kids.” (Seeds planted soon grow.) 2) Squash children with an overbearing weight of impossible expectations. Rather, teach awareness of personal... Continue Reading →

Kid Talk: Four Ideas for Increased Connection

Speaking with children is a bit of an art. As adults, we spend a lot of time thinking and speaking with our adult vocabulary. Children need simple words, shorter sentences, essential truth and vivid examples. This isn’t too difficult to accomplish, but takes some conscious thought and consistent effort. Just talk. Keep it simple. No... Continue Reading →

Early Adulthood: Avoiding Loneliness

Early adults (18-40) are craving a life enriched with intimate and committed relationships. Yet many are experiencing perpetual loneliness. More than many realize, loneliness contributes to many illnesses and depressive tendencies. This week make a concerted effort to extend friendship to someone in your community. Authentic friendships will do more to change the world than... Continue Reading →

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