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Autism and the #BLESSED Life

Autism. Diagnosis code 299.00 Our toddler could barely walk when his future ran out on him. The slippery slope from diagnosis to the dissolution of dreams is steep and cruel.… Read More

College and Young Adult

The One Thing Your Kid Needs Before Starting College

After years (okay, decades) of walking with teenagers and their parents through the transition from high school to college, I’ve found one of the most important things a teenager needs… Read More
How introverts survive parenting

Family Life | Make It Personal | Mental Health

The One Thing That Will Help You Survive Parenting as an Introvert

Confessions of an Introvert I am an introvert through and through. Although I love authentic relationships and conversations, people, no matter how much I love them, drain my energy. Do… Read More
Why your kids should be bored

Family Activities | Family Life

Let Your Kids Be Bored

“Boredom” can be defined as “the frustrating experience of wanting, but being unable, to engage in satisfying activity.” And while that sounds—and can feel—unpleasant, numerous studies have show that it… Read More

Create A Rhythm

Making the Most of Summer Rhythms

Summertime is here—and that means more free time for the little people in my home. Between pools, playdates, camps, and finding the right time to just relax, summer can be… Read More
connecting with kids takes humility

Elementary (K-5th) | Family Life | Fight For The Heart | High School (9th-12th) | Middle School (6th-8th)

The Humility of Connection

Connection takes humility. Connection takes work. And connection takes time, cultivated in many invisible acts. Read More
Play is important for parents too

Family Life | Make It Personal

Play is Essential for Parents, Too

I knew that play was vital to my kids' health. But this post isn’t about how you need to make sure to incorporate play into your kids’ lives (although that… Read More
No-Drama Discipline

Family Life | Fight For The Heart

How No-Drama Discipline Helps Me Communicate with My Toddler

My toddler daughter, Arden, is very toddlery these days. And by toddlery, I mean I can’t help but look at the clock and wonder how in the world I’m supposed… Read More
Advice for dads

Family Life | Imagine The End

Advice I’d Give Myself If I Were Starting Over as a Dad

This is going to sound strange, but I do wonder sometimes if God got it backwards when it comes to parenting. I’m not really questioning God’s wisdom, so don’t respond… Read More
What dads really want for Father's Day

Celebrations

What Dads Really Want for Father’s Day But Won’t Tell You

We guys can be a little insecure, especially when it comes to our performance as dads. So although dad probably loves grill tools and homemade cards for Father’’s Day, the… Read More