Two GREAT app’s for parents

Thom DickFeatured, Parenting0 Comments

Of late I have stumbled upon two great apps for parents that you may want to check out. Parent Cue The first app is called “Parent Cue” and was developed by ReTHINK – the same folks who put on the family ministries conference “Orange.” This … Read More

Why I am a Christian

Thom DickFeatured, Parenting6 Comments

I was born into a Christian family, but that is only a small part of why I am a Christian. I am grateful for the foundations my family gave me, however every soul needs to find their own answer in Jesus for faith to mean … Read More

The Command to Teach our Children

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I recently added Psalm 78:5-7 to my memory verse rotation. It says: He established a testimony in Jacob and set up a law in Israel, which He commanded our fathers to teach to their children so that a future generation— children yet to be born—might … Read More

Becoming the Wonderer

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I heard once that the ancient Jews would sometimes wait up to two years or more to name their children so that the name would match their personality. I have no idea if this is actually true or not, but for the purpose of this … Read More

Protecting Purity in Kids Workshop

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Protecting Purity in Kids was a workshop Pastor Thom did this winter. It is intended to help parents understand their children’s sexual development, give tips for talking to them about sex and tools to keep their kids safe online.  

The ONE Weapon Every Kid Needs

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Nope, I’m not talking about your kid’s first Daisy BB gun (as much as every kid needs a pellet gun.) Pellet guns are good for knocking over tins cans, but I’m talking about the number one spiritual weapon we can arm our kids with. There … Read More

Talking to Your Kids about Hell

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If heaven causes anxiety in your children, hell will drive them around the bend. Honestly, when I was a kid, I was far less worried about going to hell myself, as I was worried about those I loved going there. Just as having an accurate … Read More

Porn Proof Your Kids – Part 2

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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

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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

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

Dealing With Angry Kids

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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

Four Ways To Become A Mindful Parent

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You hear about “mindfulness” these days when you read the current psycho-babble articles and books, which at first kind of freaked me out because it sounded awfully New Agey to me, but the truth is,  being mindful simply means becoming aware of what is going … Read More