Let’s say a man has driven past your church twice a day, to and from work, for ten years. What if he shows up with his family in tow next Sunday? It will make all the difference in the world if you and a team of leaders have thoroughly and repeatedly discussed questions like, “Why would he do that?...”
The book series Fifty Shades of Grey, written by E.L. James, has sold more than 45 million copies in the U.S. (100 million worldwide), and is now a major motion picture.
It boggles my mind why a book about erotica and kinky sex — something the media are calling "mommy porn" — is such a worldwide phenomenon.
Fatherhood in America is in crisis, yet in a few days dads get a token holiday, with the annual hall pass to kick back on their throne of choice and receive gifts, cards, and a few bad ties.
But if we step back, and look at the bigger, if not the biggest, picture, to gain God’s vision for fatherhood, we might turn Father’s Day on its ear and seek to bless our children, instead of receive blessings.
During my son's junior year, he grew moody whenever someone mentioned graduation or college. After cautious probing, I discovered that he was overwhelmed by the college search and application process.
And no wonder. The pressure to earn an impressive GPA, plus the community and extracurricular activities needed to "pad" a college application, pile enormous weight on a teen's shoulders. Fortunately, parents can help alleviate the stress.