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 […]

Episode 1: An Introduction to the Ownership Road Podcast

This is the first episode 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. I am excited to share with you all that is planned for this year on the podcast. Please subscribe so that […]

Bridging The Gap

Equipping Student Ministry Leaders in the Transition After High School

Throughout my 20+ years of ministry, I have been intently focused on the transition that teenagers face after high school. This has become my life’s work. I have learned about it through study and personal experience, and now I want to teach what I have learned to others in ministry. Beginning in early February, I […]

A Parent & A Friend

Why those two levels of relationship can go hand in hand

Recently I saw a headline about how a parent must choose to be a parent or a friend. As the title suggested, “you can’t be both.” My first reaction was defensive. I didn’t like the inclination that I can not pursue a friendship with my kids. Upon googling the topic, I found dozens of warnings […]

Finding Purpose Like A Game of Marco Polo

Introducing a new resource called Career Direct

Do remember playing Marco Polo in the pool with friends? Maybe you still play it with your kids. The basic premise is that someone closes his eyes and tries to find another person while walking around the shallow end, calling for “Marco” in which the other person(s) replies “Polo.” Hearing the response is the only […]

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 […]

Second Edition of The Freedom Permit Is Available

The Freedom Permit: Creating A Vision of Discipleship For Your Senior’s Last Year in High School is an interactive resource for parents of high school seniors. The book was originally written in 2012 and has now been updated and re-released. This book will give parents a plan for how to make the most of the […]