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The boy…treats girls like girls

A while back, I came across a series of articles written by Al Mohler (President of Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY).  In conservative Christian circles, he is known as a cultural commentator.  He usually asks provocative questions about timely topics.... Continue Reading →

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Chores! Evil necessity or Training Ground?

CHORES – A dreadful necessity or a teachable moment?  Every now and then it is helpful to remember just what we’re doing at home.  It is S-O-O-O easy to get lost in the 10,000 little moments at home: meals, dust-bunnies,... Continue Reading →

Parents’ influence on Children’s Sexual Behavior

The body of statistics for topics like this is huge.  In fact, there are websites that are dedicated to publishing this kind of thing on a daily basis; it can be mind-numbing.  This post simply asserts the conclusions of one... Continue Reading →

What if the boy is not too cute?

We've covered some good moral, ethical and spiritual ground in figuring out the "qualifications" of a young suitor. These are by far the most pressing issues especially in light of the culture where cranking out solid young men is not... Continue Reading →

The boy…fights against temptation

Recently, I was in a meeting with a group of men and we were talking about how Christ resisted temptation when He was walking the earth. "Resist temptation" how often do we put those words together!?  We were reading Hebrews... Continue Reading →

The Boy is…kind to his mother

We have all seen him.  Today, he has most of his hair hanging down crossways over his face draping over him like a valance as he leans against the wall.  He has developed an involuntary twitch that tosses that hair... Continue Reading →

The boy is…thankful

Thanksgiving!  Thank God!  It is a simple blessing of God that He would ensure a season of giving thanks remains in our otherwise spiritually-neutered and exhausting annual calendars.  Although the calendar around this time is really busy in my circles,... Continue Reading →

The boy doesn’t…pay back evil for evil

Who is good enough for my daughter?  Parents regularly say that only those "good enough" can date or marry our children, right?  I wonder if most of us have figured out what that means before it's too late (e.g., bubba... Continue Reading →

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