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Four Tips for Parental Discipline

I’m teaching a marriage class at church and I opened the floor for participants to ask me any of their marriage and family related questions. And, they submitted some excellent questions. Last week’s question has to do with raising kids: How can you discipline your children in a godly way? I probably raised more questions than I …

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The Goal and Method of Parental Discipline

I’m teaching a marriage class at church and I opened the floor for participants to ask me any of their marriage and family related questions. And, they submitted some excellent questions. This week’s question has to do with raising kids: How can you discipline your children in a godly way? This is a fantastic question …

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World Down Syndrome Day

Today is World Down Syndrome Day. And, it’s caused me to reflect. I felt compelled to share what I’ve been wondering about. We would all like to make God into our own image. Many have tried. But, despite our best efforts to put God in a box or to define him in terms that are …

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Unborn Lives Matter

I had the honor of offering a prayer during the dedication ceremony for a new Life Centers location in Plainfield yesterday. And, tomorrow, I have the joy of celebrating my son’s tenth birthday. What do these events have to do with one another? The common thread is my conviction that unborn lives matter. My conviction isn’t …

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How to Kill a Culture of Violence

We live in a culture of violence. The other night, for the very first time, we allowed our son to witness someone being murdered in cold blood. It wasn’t intentional. Kelly and I were excited to introduce Owen to some of our most beloved Christmas movies. So, we sat down on the couch to watch …

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