Episode 6: An Interview With Kari Kampakis on Raising Girls

"You can’t control what people say to you or about you, but you can control your response."

As the summer season hits for us all, I wanted to focus the podcast on the topics of raising girls and raising boys. Boys and girls are different in so many ways, and therefore, the approach to raising them must be different as well. To prepare for this two-part series, I went to Facebook and asked for suggestions […]

Episode 5: An Interview With Dr. Jay Wolf on Teaching Our Children To Be Biblically Sound

"Allow God's Word to come alive in your heart and then communicate it to your children."

In the May edition of my podcast, I interview my mentor and pastor, Jay Wolf on the topic of raising our children to be Biblically sound. I do not know anyone more qualified to speak on this topic. In the episode, we discuss what it means to be the CDO (chief discipling officer) of our […]

Kids and Advertising

Educating Your Children on Becoming Smart Consumers

This Friday, I will post the third episode of the Ownership Road Podcast. On the March edition, I am talking with Caroline Knorr of Common Sense Media. One of the topics we discuss is how advertisers are attracting young kids by disguising ads so that they are attractive to kids. As Knorr says in the podcast, […]

Being A Technology Role Model To My Kids

Today I recorded an interview for the March edition of the Ownership Road podcast. My interview was with Caroline Knorr of Common Sense Media. It was a great conversation and will be released by March 10. One of the many topics we discussed was begin a role model, for our children, when it comes to […]

Episode 2: An Interview With Patrick Quinn About Parenting

"What your children see you doing in moderation, your children will always do in excess."

Here is episode two of the Ownership Road Podcast. This monthly publication will help parents learn how to be a better discipler of their children through monthly interviews with parenting and discipleship experts. This month, I talk with author and pastor Patrick Quinn about his book, How To Ruin Your Chid In 7 Easy Steps. Tune […]

OurPact App Review

Raising children in the digital world is difficult. If parenting wasn’t hard enough, guiding our kids to a place of health and security online is almost enough to overcome the best intentioned parent. Thankfully, there are a lot of good resources out there to help us monitor and protect our kids from harm online. One […]

Teaching Respectfulness

Leading Our Children Through Today’s Culture of Disrespect

We all know how to spell it; Aretha made sure of that. But when it comes to respect, do we know what it is and how important it actually is to teach to our children? We live is a world that lacks respect. Years ago, respectfulness was expected even when it wasn’t necessarily deserved. Throughout […]

Defining Followship

Is Following Jesus More Like Simon Says or Follow The Leader?

The heart of my book, Ownership Road, is the section called “The Road From Followship To Ownership.” This is the journey that all believers must take to gain faith ownership and develop an authentic faith. The word “followship” is not a common word. I am not sure that I made it up though I am […]

Writing A Book About Discipleship To A World In A Discipleship Deficit.

4 Reasons You Will Never Read Ownership Road

A few weeks ago I was at a men’s conference when Rick Burgess (from Rick & Bubba) talked about a Men’s Ministry he helped start at his church. The purpose of this ministry was to challenge men to step up and be men of God. He said it would have to be a tough message […]

The World Our Children Live In

an abridged excerpt from Ownership Road

Kids today are overly stressed, media saturated, relationally malnourished, over materialized, ADD defined, and often confused about who they are suppose to be. It has become the norm to pile adult pressures on our kids. This is both a direct cultural influence as well as an indirect one from parents and other culturally consumed adults. […]