Theology Lessons from a Two Month Old

Elijah is now two months old. It is hard to believe how much he has grown. We love his gummy smile and his little baby noises. While he doesn’t understand who God is yet he is sure teaching us some things about Him. Last night I was feeding Elijah and he kept trying to put […]

Touching Post by Mike Cope

Mike Cope shares a touching reflection about his daughter Megan. I don’t know all the details of her life but I do know that she was mentally and/or physically limited, that she died at a very young age and that she meant the world to Mike. Read the story here.

Jonah Turns One on Tuesday!

It is so hard to believe that one year ago this week we were heading to the hospital for Jonah to be born. No grad level Bible or theology class has ever taught me so much about God in so few hours as labor, delivery, and meeting my own son for the first time. I […]

Power of Positive Parenting – 7 Rules for Consistent Parenting

Consistency is one of the most important parts of effective parenting. There are a lot of parenting techniques and programs out there. The most important thing is that you decide what you are going to do to discipline your children and stick with it. One of the reasons we have to be 100% consistent in […]

Power of Positive Parenting – The Power of Attention

This is not about if you have ADD or a short attention span. This is about using your attention as a powerful force that is key to helping your children develop appropriate behaviors. Attention is powerful. Believe it or not your children want it. They value it. This is evidenced by the extreme measures many […]

Power of Positive Parenting – Understanding Functional Behavior

The last post talked about the two sides of discipline. This next post is about how the things children and even adults do almost always make sense on some level. When you examine the majority of psychosis or dysfunctional behavior in children and adults you normally find something that used to “work for them” on […]

The Power of Positive Parenting

I have alluded several times to a part of my education that has been a tremendous help to my ministry. When I went to Harding I majored in psychology and went on to work on a Ph.D. in clinical and health psychology at the University of Florida (which I withdrew from to do ministry). I […]