February 4, 2020

The Year My Son Became a Man, Part 4

Part 4: A New Year

“We’re not trying to rush him to grow up. We’re just trying to do the best we can (as fallen and finite parents) to prepare him for the journey toward adulthood...”

January 28, 2020

The Year My Son Became a Man, Part 3

Part 3: A Year of Discipleship

“Just because the bulk of what your kids will learn from you will be essentially unintentional, doesn’t mean there’s no place for intentional, structured teaching and discipleship.”

January 23, 2020

The Year My Son Became a Man, Part 2

Part 2: A Year “at Home”

“If our kids learn more from watching us than from us teaching them, the ‘watch and learn’ time this year provided was as valuable as anything else we did.”

January 15, 2020

The Year My Son Became a Man, Part 1

Part 1: The Year My Son Became a Man

“As Jesus-followers living in an increasingly juvenile world, the process of helping our kids navigate the transition from childhood to adulthood is one of the most complicated tasks we have been given.”

September 12, 2019

​It Takes A (Church) Village

“Our children are not saved by our great sufficiency; technique is a false hope for salvation. We trust in the name of the Lord our God.”

February 7, 2019

Youth Retreats and Youth Ministry

“How can they appreciate our teaching if we are not consistently leading them to read, consider, and meditate on what we have found to be true in the Bible?”

August 30, 2018

The Joy of Sending Your Children Off

“In the moments of transition we can see the beauty of God’s faithfulness in and through us, and his grace and redemption for all the ways we didn’t get it quite right.”

February 2, 2017

Parenting on Purpose

“There is a big difference between parenting intentionally because it’s what you ‘should’ do and parenting intentionally because you have received that kind of intentional love from God and want to echo his love to your kids.”

January 31, 2017

Everyone is Called to Orphan Care

“It’s true that some people can’t ‘do that’ themselves—if by ‘that’ they mean take in a child in their current season of life. But orphan care is much larger than taking in a child. If by ‘that’ we mean care for orphans in their distress, then everyone can—and should—do that themselves.”