Some Advice for Dads (and moms) with Sons

A father’s relationship with his son involves a growing, mutual trust that culminates in a gradual transference of responsibility and privilege.  My son is 18 years old, a senior in high school, and is making decisions right now that will significantly shape his future. I’ve essentially completed the season of “raising” kids and transitioned into the season of “releasing” them.  I loved raising my kids. I mean, I really loved it. My wife and I have incredible memories of the joys, the lessons, the laughter, the songs, and the wonder of those… Read More

When Dads Pray For Their Kids

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. (‭3 John‬ ‭1‬:‭4‬ ESV) My son began his Junior year of high school this week. He is an exceptional student, an accomplished actor, a naturally-gifted vocalist, and a diligent employee. And He loves Jesus. My daughter is a Freshman at Liberty University, majoring in Speech Communications. She is a natural leader, a loyal friend, a faithful worker, and gifted vocalist. And she loves Jesus. The aged Apostle John wrote several letters to individuals/churches with whom he… Read More

Someone to Settle the Conflict

And all the assembly fell silent, and they listened to Barnabas and Paul as they related what signs and wonders God had done through them among the Gentiles. (Acts 15:12 ESV) Conflict. There’s no such thing as a life without conflict. Conflict arises in marriages and among families. Conflict can be found on the job and in business meetings. Conflict occurs in traffic jams and holiday shopping. Even the innocence of childhood can be interrupted by conflict, as each child says, “Mine!” The fact that conflict can also be found in the… Read More