Have you had “the talk” yet?

Conversation does not seem to be a valued skill in America today. We are good at pointing fingers, making judgments, taking sides, insisting we are right and that we we have rights, and looking out for #1. After all, “we’re worth it.” Conversation happens in that middle space between two opposing viewpoints, between authority and… Read More

Me? Submit? (Col. 3:20-21)

Submission is not something we in America do well. I can’t speak for those in other countries, because I don’t have enough experience in and of your cultures. But individual rights and privileges—something I believe in and support—can lead us to think only of ourselves and what we deserve and have rights to.  Individualistic thinking—what’s… Read More

BRING BACK CIVIL DEBATE! Yes, I’m yelling.

Presidential debate of September 26, 2016 consisted of two people saying: I’m a very intelligent person, and I believe X. This other person believes Y. Therefore this other candidate is a complete moron.* Please stop this behavior! Ms. Clinton and Mr. Trump: Please stop this childish behavior. Media: Quit promoting and encouraging it. Tell me about positions and ideas,… Read More

Identify Abuse and Leave It Behind

Godly parents want their children to learn, accept, and know the lesson below. Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we’d better get on with it. Strip down, start running—and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes… Read More

Parental discipline instills power and expertise

We are born with little power or expertise—we depend on those around us for everything. As we grow, we internalize and identify with how things are done, and we develop coping mechanisms based on our experiences. The power a child needs as he grows into adulthood comes from his early identification with authority. Were his… Read More