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Imagine The End

The Work Of Teaching Kids to Value Everyone

“I will never be friends with Will*! He has a funny looking hand, and I will never play with him!” my 4-year-old passionately declared the moment she climbed in the… 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

Family Life | Imagine The End

High Hopes

We all have high hopes for our future, especially for our kid’s future. We all want the “perfect” family and we even try to fake it to the world through social media. But the truth is, we are not perfect. Our lives… Read More

High School (9th-12th) | Imagine The End

The Temporary Car Lot at My House

I’m not exactly sure how to say this without it coming across like I’m bragging, so I’ll just come out and say it. I’m overly considerate. Before you nominate me for humanitarian of the year, let me rephrase that. I’m overly .… Read More

Character and Values | Imagine The End

Helping Kids Come Alive

“Ah, but I may as well try and catch the wind.” That’s what Donovan sang way back in 1965. Sure—on the surface, it’s a sweet ode to his true love. But let’s be honest. He might as well have been singing about… Read More

Character and Values | Imagine The End | Special Topics

Why Showing Kindness to Your Spouse Matters to Your Kids

My wife and I worked with teenagers for many years, and one of the skills we learned was to ask great questions, which often lead to great conversations. Now we work with married people; but we get to practice those same skills… Read More

Character and Values | Imagine The End

Celebrate Kindness: Random Acts of Kindness Day Ideas

What's more important to you as a parent: How happy your kids are? How well your kids achieve? Or what about how kind they are to others? According to the Making Caring Common Project, 80% of youth in their study feel like their… Read More

Character and Values | Imagine The End

How to Cure the “Gimmees”

If there was an essential oil to cure “the gimmees”—the incessant greed and want my kids have for something more—I would buy it, sell it and be an essential oil advocate like you’ve never seen before. Because I don’t know about you,… Read More

Character and Values | Imagine The End

The Big Rocks : What I Want to Teach My Kids

"The group consisting of mother, father and child is the main educational agency of mankind." - Martin Luther King Jr. One of the most sobering truths about parenting is that you are teaching your children something, whether you are being intentional or not.… Read More

Character and Values | Imagine The End | Make It Personal

Forgiveness Matters

A while ago something painful happened to our family.  It hurt. It was a betrayal. It was out of our control and it was someone else’s fault.  It left our whole family reeling. The details of what happened are not important, but… Read More