I'm what they call in Student Ministry a "lifer." Out of the 38 years I've spent in full-time, vocational ministry, 24 of those years were in Student Ministry. And, for some reason unknown to me, Christ continues to allow me to minister within the Student Ministry arena. I affectionately refer to Student Ministry as the … Continue reading What to do when you and your teen-aged child have drifted far apart
"I've failed as a parent." Ever thought that? I'm fairly certain we all have at some point. I'm referring specifically to when our children are in their teens to when they're grown and on their own. This can be a brutal time of parenting.It was Mark Twain who quipped, "When a child becomes a teenager, … Continue reading I’ve Failed as a Parent
After speaking in public schools on this topic I am often asked by students and parents a number of questions I don't have time to address in my presentation. I thought I would offer brief answers to one of those questions here in 2 parts: When and How Should I Talk to my Child About … Continue reading When & How Do I Talk to my Child About the topic of Suicide?
EVERY PARENT should read this. And then have your teenaged child read it. Although, most teens will say, "It's not that bad," I side with the author. It is that bad, writes psychiatrist, Dr. Keith Ablow. (Just ask the teen to give up all social media for an extended period of time and watch their … Continue reading You’re a Star! The Movie is “Facebook”. Your role is the Loser.