When It’s Hard To Be a Patient Parent

There are many challenges to parenting. Some of the challenges are innate. What I mean is that it just comes with the territory. Every parent knows there will be days of exhaustion in the battle to teach our offspring the rights and wrongs of this life. Even just the common decency of pleases and thank [...]

Three Adoption Misconceptions

I'm not an adoption expert by any means. I'm just a man who loves Jesus. I'm married to a woman who loves Jesus. Both of us have been deeply affected by God and His Fatherly heart for the orphan. For us, that specifically meant pursuing a domestic adoption, a process that is just now coming [...]

7 Lessons in 14 Years of Marriage

Next Wednesday, July 19, marks 14 years of marriage for me and my bride. Like every marriage since the beginning of time, we've had our ups and downs, joys and sorrows, losses and wins. We've learned hard lessons along the way about love, forgiveness, patience, sacrifice and humility. And although I know full well that [...]

Adoption is Commitment to Never Leave and Always Love No Matter What

On October 20th of 2016 we brought a three and a half year old girl into our family to be our daughter. The adoption of this sweet little one is more than the fulfillment of a dream. It's a calling birthed from conviction and love. Very early in our marriage, even before any biological children, [...]

Contend For Your Children!

There seems to be no shortage of both prodigals and wayward children these days and it's freaking parents out. Having three children of our own, my wife and I care deeply about this issue. As our kids get older the realities of this sinful world become more and more apparent. We already know the world [...]

Caution: May Contain Humanistic Elements

My wife and I share the responsibility of reading an age appropriate devotional to our children each night. She reads to our older boys while I read to our 8 year old daughter. Then we switch the next evening, and so on. It's a pretty good set up and it promotes the Biblical principles we've [...]

Shaping Your Child’s Discipline With Biblical Doctrine

Raising children is a matter of discipleship and good stewardship. We have a short time as parents to impart the tools, wisdom and basic skills that are necessary for their adult life. But one thing that may get overlooked by Christian families is the importance of teaching good biblical doctrine from an early age. These [...]