Posts with the tag “parenting”
Sex, Fire, & Fathers: Potential for Great Good & Great Harm
by Jason Berl on June 21st, 2015
Those things in life that have the greatest power for good also are able to cause the most pain and suffering. Sex. Fire. Fathers. Those are just a few things that come to mind when thinking of things that can cause both great joy and terrible harm. Yes, mothers could be put in this category, but today is Father's Day. Sex can be a beautiful and powerful expression of love and can produce precious...
"I Love You"
by Jason Berl on May 8th, 2015
What does "I love you" mean? Some say it all the time, and others feel weird saying it at all. When you say "I love you," what do you mean? Your answer to that question matters greatly. When Jesus was asked what the most important commandant is, he responded, “you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second ...
Parents, Your Kids Are Probably Not Special (And Neither Are We)
by Jason Berl on March 18th, 2015
Of course your children are special to you, and it is great for you to tell them that! However, if everyone is special, then nobody is. Yet, trying to make everyone feel special seems to be the goal of childrens' sports leagues, parents, some preachers, and the culture at large. I would like to propose that we ought to focus less on our children being special and more on them being sacred and valu...
Why A Blog Series About Adultery? (Adultery - Part 1)Two Signs You Are About To Have An Affair (Adultery - Part 2)Four Ways To Fight Adultery Before You Are Married (Adultery - Part 3)Four Steps To Recovering Your Marriage After An Affair (Adultery - Part 4)Is It Weak To Stay With Your Adulterous Spouse? (Adultery - Part 5)Six Ways to Help When Your Friend's Marriage Is Wrecked By Adultery (Adultery - Part 6)