Category Archives: Articles

February 27

Student Rev series & free parent resources

We are starting a brand new series THIS Sunday at Student Rev! Have you ever turned on the news only to wish you hadn’t? Or answered a phone call only to wish you could un-hear the news on the other end? Whether it’s a global disaster, a school shooting, or our parents’ divorce, there’s nothing […]

April 20

Catch Them Doing It Right

by Reggie Joiner Several years ago, our team was asked to design a program to help public schools teach kids character. One of the tools we provided was a “Value-able” card to award a child with free ice cream when they did something that demonstrated respect, responsibility, or kindness. We gave out enough cards so teachers could […]

April 06

Cats and Dogs

by Tim Walker Ah, middle school. The smell of axe wafting through the air. The endless group texts. The hormonal mood swings. It really is a magical time, isn’t it? When my oldest son was a middle schooler, my wife and I were blindsided by the changes. We were constantly second-guessing ourselves, and wondering what we […]

March 23

Middle School Changes

by Dan Scott I can’t say I feel old enough, but it’s true: we have a child in middle school. A new school. A new chapter. A whole new world. And as much as we sometimes feel like a deer in the headlights, thankfully, we’re not on our own during this transition to middle school. We have experts—parents, teachers, […]

March 09

One Question Every Daughter Should Answer About Dating

by Reggie Joiner I have three daughters. So I have been through the ups and downs of dozens of dating relationships at our house. And now that my daughters are in their twenties, I think it may be safe to talk a little about what I experienced watching them date as teenagers. I can honestly say […]

February 26

Raising A Kind Person

*Photo Credit: parentcue.org Reggie Joiner writes: “So how kind have your kids been lately? That is one of your goals as a parent right? Along with a good education, health, financial autonomy, faith in God, you hope your kids will be nice, at least some of the time. … But sometimes it’s just hard for […]

February 23

The Humility of Connection

by Tim Walker Growing up, I had a hard time connecting with my dad. As a kid, all I could see were the differences between us. I liked to read comic books. I loved to draw. I would play with action figures for hours. Or make spaceships out of boxes. I loved TV, and I […]