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Life in God’s Family

There’s a true story from Columbus about a middle-aged couple named John and Beth.

One day at work, John had a heart attack and was rushed to a hospital where he underwent surgery.  Later, as John was recovering in the ICU, a nurse came out to talk with Beth and saw about 20 people filling the small waiting room and spilling out into the hallway.  The nurse saw Beth speaking with some of them and asked Beth if they were her family.  Beth said, yes, they’re my church family, and there’s more in the cafeteria, because we can’t all fit in here.  The nurse said that in all her years of work, she’d never seen a church that responded with …

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Parenting 101: #6 of a Series—Using a Rewards and Consequences List to Motivate Your Child to Change Behavior

This is part of a series on parenting advice, and an excerpt from a free article by the same name in the Free Stuff section of my website.  You can find the entire article here.  In this series I am sharing what I’ve learned as a dad and what I share with parents that I coach.  As always, please let me know what you think.

  • In Part 1, I shared the identity of parents’ greatest ally, and provided the most important thing we need to teach our kids.
  • In Part 2, I recommended we love kids according to their primary love languages, and also urged parents to choose their battles carefully.
  • Part 3 provided a way to not
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Parenting 101: #5 of a Series—Sample Rewards and Consequences List for Motivating Your Child

This is part of a series on parenting advice, and an excerpt from a free article by the same name in the Free Stuff section of my website.  You can find the entire article here.  In this series I am sharing what I’ve learned as a dad and what I share with parents that I coach.  As always, please let me know what you think.

  • In Part 1, I shared the identity of parents’ greatest ally, and provided the most important thing we need to teach our kids.
  • In Part 2, I recommended we love kids according to their primary love languages, and also urged parents to choose their battles carefully.
  • Part 3 provided a way to not
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Parenting 101: #4 of a Series–The Best Motivators for Changing Behavior

This is part of a series on parenting advice, and an excerpt from a free article by the same name in the Free Stuff section of my website.  You can find the entire article here.  In this series I am sharing what I’ve learned as a dad and what I share with parents that I coach.  As always, please let me know what you think.

In Part 1, I shared the identity of parents’ greatest ally, and provided the most important thing we need to teach our kids. In Part 2, I recommended we love kids according to their primary love languages, and also urged parents to choose their battles carefully. Part 3 provided a way to not …

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Parenting 101: #3 of a Series – Arguing Never Works

This is part of a series on parenting advice, and an excerpt from a free article by the same name in the Free Stuff section of my website.  You can find the entire article here.  In this series I am sharing what I’ve learned as a dad and what I share with parents that I coach.  As always, please let me know what you think.

In Part 1, I shared the identity of parents’ greatest ally, and provided the most important thing we need to teach our kids. In Part 2, I recommended we love kids according to their primary love languages, and also urged parents to choose their battles carefully.

Arguing never works

With anyone. Ever. It …

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Parenting 101: #2 of a Series

This is part of a series on parenting advice, and an excerpt from a free article by the same name in the Free Stuff section of my website.  You can find the entire article here.  In this series I am sharing what I’ve learned as a dad and what I share with parents that I coach.  As always, please let me know what you think.

In Part 1, I shared that we are not alone in our parenting:  we have an ally in God.  I also encouraged parents to demonstrate and teach Gods’ design for living.

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Check that you love your child in the way she or he most needs

In their must-read book, The Five Love Languages of Children

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