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Love Rejoices in Good (9 of 14)

Would your kids rather play video games than go to a children’s program at church? Do they groan about going to worship or prayer meeting? Develop kids who love God by … → Read More: Love Rejoices in Good (9 of 14)

Love Puts Others First (6 of 14)

Did you have a struggle figuring out what to do for a career as a child? Your child can avoid this crisis frustration when you … → Read More: Love Puts Others First (6 of 14)

Love is Politeness (5 of 14)

Should a child’s peers develop their character? Does social conformity make strong citizens? You endanger your children by letting peers influence their values and decisions because … → Read More: Love is Politeness (5 of 14)

Who is to Blame? (2 of 2)

For DAD Only:

Lame Blame

Guilty people like to make others feel guilty. Like giant yellow tractors, they dump their own dirt onto other’s backs, trying to clear the landscape of their souls. Dad, it doesn’t matter how many earth-movers we have in our homes, they will never be able to remove the grunginess of our own self-disappointment.

When I find myself playing the blame game, I must stop and ask why. Some heavy-duty guilt-loaders publicly berate their children for their flaws and insult their wives for past mistakes. However, the desire to unload our tonnage of problems on others … → Read More: Who is to Blame? (2 of 2)

Be responsible

For DAD Only:

Father’s Little Dividend

Do you have an IRA, a 401k, or a mutual fund? If so, perhaps you will be financially secure some day–especially once your children stop spending all your money on shoes and dental work (and then auto repairs and college fees). However, you can get a better ROI than from any of the above mentioned opportunities. (ROI means either “return on investment” or “really outrageous income” but I can’t remember which.)

There is a field of speculation which opens a wide zone of risk, worry, and potential disappointment. Yet a most rewarding ROI. No, … → Read More: Be responsible

Selfishness (1 of 3)

Do your children drain you? Does one child demand all the attention and monopolize the mood of your home? If you are not careful, one person in family can suck your emotional resources dry. Prevent this problem and repair your home atmosphere by … → Read More: Selfishness (1 of 3)