Parenting

I’m Done Cleaning My House For You

I’m Done Cleaning My House For You

I’m going to let you in on a dirty little secret. The last time we had friends over to visit, I didn’t clean behind my oven. I. Know. Crazy that I would forget that, right? Actually, not really. See, I’ve noticed there’s a sort of […]

Parents: Quit Being Narcissists

Parents: Quit Being Narcissists

Parenting can be described as many different things. Currently, I think parenting is kinda fun. Less stressful than it used to be. Enjoyable, even. Maybe people will say this comfort is a phase that will pass, but I hope it hangs around in some form. […]

Goal Setting with Teens: Just Chill Out and Chat

Goal Setting with Teens: Just Chill Out and Chat

The older kids get, the deeper they dive into their own things. My tween and teen sons spend a lot of time exploring their interests. At some point a few months ago, I started to wonder how we could use their interests to start them […]

The Thing You Need to Know About Your Son’s Brain

The Thing You Need to Know About Your Son’s Brain

  Men and women’s brains were created so differently, it’s amazing we can understand each other at all. Recently I was preparing for a talk about marriage and spent a lot of time researching the topic of how men think compartmentally. Men are compartmental, women […]

Selfies: Why We Shouldn’t Hate Them

Selfies: Why We Shouldn’t Hate Them

I know. Selfies support all the yuck we’re told about our culture today – that we’re living in a world of self-centered, narcissistic, shallow souls who are needful of other people’s approval. After all, selfies are all about look at me, look at me! And […]