I know, it’s Tuesday…I played golf yesterday, don’t judge me. I was ready to blow you away with some new information and statistics about parents and such but then my wife wrote an amazing post on her blog so I’m […]
All I ever read or hear is how your ministry should be relevant to the culture, you should minister to teens in the same way society gets their messages across to them. I understood that concept, and for years, I ministered that way. It wasn’t until I saw the downfalls of this concept that I began looking for something else.
I’ve officially shared the vision and mission of my writings on this blog in the past few posts. I am now excited to begin sharing the themes for each posting day every week. We will begin, as most things should, […]
As a youth minister I often wonder why parents don’t get involved more. Am I intimidating? Do they not believe in what we do? Is it too hard? Do they not really like their own kids?
If you’ve followed me through the last four posts, you’ve heard the nutshell of the vision of this blog and my ministry. I’d love to help God’s people see that a life of love is what makes us whole in […]
I spent the last post yelling at parents for not taking the responsibility, now I’m going to spend this post screaming at the church to release the reigns. That’s right, here comes key number three:
Why do we as parents separate ourselves from the responsibility of our children’s spirituality? God lays that responsibility directly on the shoulders of parents yet we want to delegate it to our church leadership.
So, we want to raise godly kids. We want to be able to believe in them as individuals and followers of Christ. Can we assure that our kids will turn out to be adults that fit this description?
I wonder if the rate at which our kids are growing is what causes so many of us to set the wrong priorities in raising our children. We see them getting bigger every day and learning more and more each day so we respond by trying as hard as we can to enjoy each moment. We want our kids to be happy, to enjoy every moment so that our time is well spent. It’s not so important what we do to make them happy as long as they’re not upset.
Got some new content headed your way. The focus of my blog is changing to be centered around the passion I have for families, especially parents raising teens in this culture. I’m excited to share where God has taken and […]