The Raising Boys Blog (part 2)

Thom DickBoys, Featured0 Comments

Since I wrote part 1 of the Raising Boys Blog, I’ve had some further thoughts on essential principles for raising a godly man. So here we go! Four: Boys need a mother to cuddle As much as boys need a dad to wrestle with, they … Read More

Porn Proof Your Kids – Part 2

Thom DickFeatured, Parenting0 Comments

For the past few months we have been in a message series on marriage and sexuality at Southland which has led to some inevitable and interesting conversations. Interesting, but not necessarily encouraging. For all our genuine efforts, both spiritual and practical, there is still an … Read More

The Raising Boys Blog

Thom DickBoys, Featured, Parenting3 Comments

Over the past nearly 14 years of my life we have always had a son in the house. At times we have had up to five boys (not including myself) wrestling it out in the living room and if having 12 kids from hard places has … Read More

Scripture Lullabies Are AMAZING!

Thom DickDevotional, Featured3 Comments

Every so often a great resource comes to my attention that need to be passed on! This past week a friend of mine told me about some great worship albums I hadn’t heard of before called “Hidden In My Heart” by Scripture Lullabies. These are … Read More

So Many Sparrows

Thom DickAdoption/Fostering, Featured1 Comment

I’ve learned something in the past year and a half of writing blogs; if you want people to read your post, write about teaching your kids about sex, how to protect them from porn or… Pokemon. These are hot topics and admittedly very relevant. I … Read More

6 Ways To Keep Camp Alive In Your Kids

Thom DickCamp, Featured2 Comments

So Summer Camp has once again wrapped up for your kids. They have returned home with new friends, new memories and hopefully, for the boys, a few more scars to impress the girls with. Additionally, they have a reignited passion for Jesus and have talked your ears … Read More

How to Survive Awkward Moments

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Parenting is a constant, real-time experiment, especially with a son who has Down’s Syndrome. Awkward moments are hardly rare around here… Like when our non-verbal seven-year-old son throws an all-out screaming fit on the floor in the middle of Sobeys. That’s a fairly common experience … Read More

Is Pokemon Go Evil?

Thom DickFeatured, Parenting4 Comments

The short answer is I’m not going to tell you my opinion. And here’s the reason, everyone has an opinion! No matter what I think, someone is going to certainly disagree and emphatically state that I’m unequivocally an irresponsible Christian (not that this would actually bother me, but it … Read More

Little Evangelists

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For many, many years I have had an inner conflict on the best way to introduce children to Jesus. On the one hand, I’m not afraid to help kids understand their need for Jesus and help them ask Him into their hearts (a phrase uniquely … Read More

Dealing With Angry Kids

Thom DickParenting2 Comments

Every so often a theme forms among the parents who are seeking advice regarding a challenge they are facing. I am currently experiencing one of those waves and the only way I can describe is as an epidemic of anger in our kids. I’m not kidding! It seems … Read More