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The “S” Word

I don’t write often about discipline online because it’s a great way to have an argument with strangers. I feel like in general we have enough yelling on the Internet… Read More

High School (9th-12th) | Love Over Time | Middle School (6th-8th)

Whenever Possible: Avoid Arguing with Your Kids

You can't effectively discipline your teenager if you continually find yourself in the middle of an argument with him. When disciplining, conversations may become heated, so use good communication skills and agree to walk away until you've both calmed down. The best… Read More

Birth - 5 years | Elementary (K-5th) | Fight For The Heart | Love Over Time | Middle School (6th-8th)

Looking for the Good in the Not-So-Good Behavior

"But I HATE chicken nuggets!" My 5-year-old daughter screamed these words in McDonald's and the blood rushed to my face. It felt like everybody was staring at us. At me. The mom with the brat. “You just asked for nuggets last week… Read More

6 Things Over Time | Family Life | Love Over Time

Switch One Word and Change Your Family Dynamics

Growing up, I always knew I wanted a family of my own—the wife, the kids, the whole bit. In college, I remember having “deep” conversations with friends about how I was going to do family right. I remember thinking, I’m going to be… Read More

Family Life | Love Over Time | Relationships

A Book Review : Siblings Without Rivalry

“Someday when you guys are older you will like each other and be best friends.” They’d been bickering. Again. But did I really just say that? How can I possibly know that? Is that just wishful thinking for my oldest son and… Read More

6 Things Over Time | Love Over Time

Five Love Languages for Children Gets Practical

I loved reading the book The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell. I shared some general thoughts in a post last week. Now it's time to get a little more practical. I have three kids in different phases, and… Read More

6 Things Over Time | Love Over Time

Reviewing the Five Love Languages of Children

“Anger’s the most troublesome emotion in family life.” All you have to do is scroll down your Facebook feed or flip on the news to realize there are a lot of angry people out there. And if I’m being honest, there are… Read More

6 Things Over Time | Fight For The Heart | Love Over Time

Walking A Child Through Heartbreak

Going back to my parents’ house is like going through a time warp. My old bedroom is exactly how I left it when I graduated high school. This past Christmas, while visiting, I came across an old journal. I picked up at… Read More