When you're lost, having someone to lovingly lead the way back home is a wonderful blessing. That, not shaming or lecturing, is what teenagers need from their parents...
- February 06, 2011 |
Considering homeschooling? Get ready for a wild ride!
- February 06, 2011 |
My father's faith was inseparable from his political beliefs. He hated Communism not only because it oppressed people economically and politically, but also oppressed them spiritually.
Retrospectives on Ronald Reagan as the nation marks the centennial of his birth will touch upon every imaginable aspect of the man. I suspect, however, that the thing most integral to the man, and most consistent throughout his life -- his religious faith -- might get pushed aside.
Bars come in all sizes and shapes. Some are physical; others are emotional or even mental. But none can withstand God’s mighty power to bring them down, to level obstacles, and open the sturdiest locks.
When a relationship becomes a win or lose proposition in which the winner takes all and the loser goes home empty handed—we all lose. Coming out on top is not the goal in the Christian relational economy. For the Christian, winning is a shared benefit.
Even in the fire, I can be assured that if that is where He wants me, He will not leave me there alone...
How do you redeem the moment when it looks like everything is quickly going downhill? How do you recover from a stinging comment or a rude response?
If couples aren't careful, the pinch of a pocketbook can contaminate an otherwise healthy marriage or add an overwhelming burden to a marriage already experiencing difficulties.
Because shame has been shoved aside in parenting discussions, parents might wonder if it is ever good for a child to feel shame. Parenting experts weigh in on the topic with a Christian perspective.
By now, you may have heard about the infamous Wall Street Journal article entitled "Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior," based on Amy Chua's new book, The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. I confess to having some Chua-likeness in me...
Why choose homeschooling? Karen Kunkel shares ten reasons.
"I need to talk," Lisa whispered in my ear one day after women's Bible study. A committed Christian with a deep passion for the Lord, my friend had tears pooling in her dark eyes as we found a quiet corner where we could talk.
There is no peace of mind when you're on the run. Are you tired of being a fugitive from God?
Looking at a litany of failed monarchs, and sitting in the rubble of Israel's monarchy, Isaiah looked across the centuries to a time when God would rule on earth through His Son...
Joel Osteen found himself forced to answer a question that every Christian — and certainly every Christian leader — will be forced to answer. When that moment comes, and come it will, those who express confidence in the Bible’s teaching that homosexuality is a sin will find themselves facing the same shock and censure from the very same quarters.
An official response to the State of the Union is a recent invention that seems to have no positive effect. I have found no public opinion data that support the usefulness of an official response.