Tag: Christianity

Parenting Concern #4: We don’t give our children permission to fail

As American parents we are very concerned with the success of our children. So much so, we exhaust ourselves and them, striving for it. In extreme cases, as seen in the recent college admission scandal involving some of America’s elite parents, we are willing to manipulate circumstances in order to ensure the success of our children. This is just wrong.…

Parenting Concern #2: We Pursue Talent Development Over Faith Development

As parents we naturally want the best for our children. When we find something they enjoy or discover a measure of talent we want to invest. I think that’s kind of normal. When it comes to prioritizing time and money we generally pursue talent development over faith development and this could come with real consequence. According to a 2017 article…

Basic guidance for the church learning to help people navigate real mental health issues in 300 words or less.

Mental health issues are real issues that people navigate every day. I believe the church is the best place to turn when we are struggling. Yet, church leaders often struggle with how to offer counsel and care in the best way. Some assert that every issue is rooted in sin and therefore can only be resolved in the truth of…