Helping Parents Engage their Kids

  When scuba divers are down deep, it is easy for them to become confused and disoriented. Since water diffuses light, divers often find themselves surrounded by illumination, making it difficult to dis...

Screens and Small Groups

God works through small groups. At least that’s what we hope, don’t we? There’s a joy that comes with seeing students come together to dig into God’s word and each other’s lives. When small groups fu...

Body Image Pressures

"Daddy, will people make fun of me?" I didn't expect that question to come out of the mouth of my oldest child when she was 5 years old and one day away from heading off to her first day of kindergarten. ...

Ideas for Helping Your Students Battle Porn

"I want to talk about pornography." That's what the 15-year-old boy said to me after hearing me talk at his Christian school about "God and Sex." Sadly, he wasn't a curious young dabbler looking for someone to ...

Stop the Sports Parenting Madness

Earlier this year, Ohio’s Gilmour Academy girls’ basketball team had a playoff game, which they won—big. They beat Northeast Ohio Prep by 107 points. Yep—107—that’s not a typo. The final score: 108 ...

Culture Watch: Instilling Social Media Sense

Gillian Share-Raab is the kind of thoughtful high school student we all should be trying to create in our ministries. While I have no idea about her faith orientation, she models good thinking. Gillian, a s...

Culture Watch: The Deadly Half-Truth

Which do you think is more dangerous: a complete, total and blatantly obvious lie; or a lie that draws us in because it is veiled in a partial truth? Samuel P. Huntington is famous for having once said, "Part...