Emotional needs Archives

II. Modify Your Parenting Bend Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6) Train Up by Stimulating Natural Instincts The Hebrew word hanakh means “to […]

God wants to win our hearts and teach us to follow him. Training our conscience to follow his Wisdom rather than our wisdom is a life long process of parenting.    He imparts His virtue into our hearts. He trains […]

I love my son Javan.  He is about to be 12.  He is one of the most tender-hearted, creative thinker, and hilarious people I know.   This year we decided to move to a new house and with that, we were […]

My youngest son is adopted.  His birth-mother met with my wife and I last weekend. She has another child that she chose to keep.  We’ve kept in contact over the past two years and tried to help her.   We […]

The economy continues gasping for air.   Credit cards continue to be used to buy essentials like food and groceries according to Bloomberg.  The inflation caused by the Federal Reserves devaluing our dollar makes prices go up on food as […]

My father was a clown in college. A very talented juggler in the Gamma Phi Circus at Illinois State University.  I followed in the clowning tradition on a mission trip in high school.  I took up the family tradition as […]

The New Math of Marriage:  1 + 1 = 1. The Bible teaches that when one man and one woman deepen their relationship -according to God’s blueprint- the result is oneness. And God created man in His own image, in […]

In the book The Case for Marriage, Linda Waite confirms that “Unmarried people are far more likely to die young — especially men, who on average engage in riskier behavior when single than when married. Statistically, divorce is as dangerous to […]