Six reasons why Christian teens struggle to make a healthy transition after high school. 

The transition after high school is the most challenging event in the life of most teenagers. Here are 6 reasons why Christian teens struggle to make a healthy transition after high school. 1. They underestimate the need to prepare for the transition. Many teenagers who grow up in a solid Christian environment find themselves bubbled […]

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 […]

Episode 3: An Interview With Caroline Knorr On Parenting & Online Media

"These (social apps) are free services and the price you are paying for those free services is your data."

Episode three of the Ownership Road Podcast is out and it is a good one. This month, I talk with Caroline Knorr, the Senior Parenting Editor of Common Sense Media. In this episode we discuss current social media trends, how advertisers target our children online, and some tips on how to protect your kids online. Please subscribe through […]

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 […]

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 […]

Modeling My Life After Chick-fil-a

Five things I learned about my faith from doing book signings in Chick-fil-a

In June, I kicked off the Ownership Road Summer Book Signing Tour at Chick-fil-a stores around Alabama. Many people have asked why I was doing this at Chick-fil-a. There are 3 main reasons. First, I hate doing bookstore book signings. They are boring and awkward. Secondly, this book is for Christian parents, which happen to […]

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. […]