October is National Anti-Bullying Awareness Month. Unfortunately, it was too late for one teenager who could no longer cope. I had an article run on BMWK earlier this week chronicling the story of Amanda Todd’s bullying experience. A bullying experience which resulted in her death, by suicide.« Continue »
Married life with kids has changed my wife and I in a major way. I like to joke that the first decade of 2000 was our “baby making” decade. Still not sure if my wife likes when I say that or not.
We started off in 2000 with our first child, and ended in 2009 with our last, well maybe. Since having kids, we are not the same people we used to be prior to the year 2000. We may have lost a little of our “swag“, but I don’t know if we are as bad as some people. Check out the following YouTube videos to see what I’m talking about.« Continue »
I am one year away from being the father of a teenage girl. My daughter turns 12 today. This is taking parenting to an entirely new level for me. I have many emotions as I think about what we’ve already experienced, what we are experiencing now, and what we’ll experience in the future.« Continue »
Once you have children, your life changes. You begin to do things differently in an effort to care for, provide, and guide your children. Of all those things, there is one thing that a father can do that will provide the greatest impact on his children’s lives.« Continue »
Being a parent is one of the most important jobs in the world. I think we can all agree on that. One thing that may differ, is what is the most important aspect of our parental “job description.” If I polled you right now, I’d probably get a different answer from almost everybody. So how can we be effective and successful as parents if we don’t know our most important role?« Continue »
Today I have been married to my beautiful wife for 11 years. It amazes me to think that 11 years ago on this day, we made a lifelong commitment to one another and to God. What also amazes me is that we have know each other more than half our lives, we met over 19 years ago, and she still decided to marry me! « Continue »
Our family is dysfunctional, just like your family is, and every other family in the world. Since every family is made up of imperfect people then we are not going to find a perfect family, no matter how much they appear to resemble the Huxtable family. However, those imperfections don’t necessarily mean our families cannot be happy, cannot be healthy, or cannot be successful. In fact, every family can and should have happiness, health, and success.« Continue »