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.”

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.”

May 17, 2017

Parenting Wide Open

“He has been showing me that whenever I try to mother apart from Him, it not only results in sheer hypocrisy, it also hinders my kids from a clear view of Christ.”

February 6, 2017

Ask Your Daughter’s Boyfriend about Porn

“Why push through the awkwardness to have those conversations with your kids? It’s another incredible opportunity to show the gospel to your kids and to their potential future spouses—to show them the power of the gospel to cover their past and to empower their future.”

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.”