Archive for the 'Christian Living' Category

Do You Know Where This Road Began?

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Someone once said, “If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll probably end up someplace else.” The problem is that sometimes we know where we want to go, but we find ourselves off course before we realize it’s happening.      In southwest Virginia, there is a nine-mile stretch between Fort Chiswell and Wytheville where…
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It’s a Shame…

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

We’ve all seen them: the viral videos of parents smashing their kids’ computers or sharing their stupid mistakes. Some of them are pretty funny and most of us have been tempted to do something outrageous some time or another, but is this really a good idea? Public shame has been a form of punishment throughout…
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Love, Infatuation, and the Pre-Teen Crush

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Boys will be boys, they say, which is usually an excuse for any sort of foolishness short of downright criminality. It should come as no surprise when a young man begins to notice that young women are different in ways that seem interesting rather than irritating. There’s nothing wrong in that – God created the…
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How Do You Sort Out Conflicting Stories?

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

One of our webinar participants asked a simple but significant question: When two children have an argument, how do you determine the truth when the two disagree? What do you do when you get two different stories? “Mama, would you please lower the boom on somebody?” Often when the kids have a disagreement, we only…
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When Your Boys Gang Up On Each Other

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

A mom with several boys asked us, “How do you handle the constant ganging-up on each other?”

Movie Night: Are Your Kids Prepared?

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

  Our family loves movies – our sons like to take their mother to opening nights, and we have a local theater that runs popular films a couple months later at bargain prices – great for a large family! The two hour feature film is like a literary form of its own, and there are powerful…
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Be Kind To Fish

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

  The term “idiot” comes from a Greek root which means a person with no sense of public duty, or even any appreciation for the needs and concerns of anyone other than himself. It’s a pretty good description of the clown who poured two betta fish into one container at Walmart this evening.

Avoid The Awkward Pause

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

One of the great joys of the holiday season is the chance to spend time with family members that you don’t get to see the rest of the year. Unfortunately, that’s also one of the stressful things about the holidays – extended family that you don’t see the rest of the year.

Guys That Help Around The House Are Just Being Biblical Men

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

This time of year, the housework goes into high gear – cooking, cleaning, and all that, getting ready for the holiday rush. If your home is like ours, the cry for “All hands on deck!” is deep, often, and heartfelt in November and December! When we were a boys-only family, though, a friend with daughters…
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Q&A: Are Violent Video Games Ever Appropriate?

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

Video games are wildly popular among young men – the Pew Research Center found that 84% of teenage boys play video games on a computer, game console, or portable device, and one survey found that 60% of daily gamers spend an hour or more every day. Two-thirds of teenage gamers say they play games with “considerable…
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