Author: Jon Acuff

Lessons from the Bookstore

Teaching your kids about responsibility and discipline is about as fun as pulling teeth. Tiger teeth. Even that first sentence wasn’t that fun to write, but as a parent, you know that’s part of the gig. The reason we have jerk 15-year-olds sometimes is that we allow 7-year-olds to be jerks. Life is a process, and though your actions might seem small today, they could have huge consequences tomorrow. That’s why Jenny and I look for fun ways to teach our kids about responsibility and discipline. Take reading for instance. Both of my kids are excellent readers because I’m...

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Live Small, Tell Big Stories

Most of what I write in books is simply what I live at home. As I start to think about writing a new one, there’s a simple lesson from the Acuff house that keeps coming up. Three years ago when we moved to Nashville, people encouraged us to buy a bigger house. It’s not because we’re super rich and wear pants made of komodo dragon. (Do you know of a more difficult leather to make into comfortable pants? I don’t.) Friends just had an expectation of the kind of house we’d live in and our choice surprised a few...

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