FamilyFire Blog: High School Dating Suggestions

Every now and again a blog I write for FamilyFire makes its way to the web…and recently someone wrote in asking about dating relationships for young people. And while this is not exhaustive these are some thoughts and tips that I gave (with a friend) to a young man some years ago….and i think some of these tips are even universal and apply to people of all ages. Continue reading FamilyFire Blog: High School Dating Suggestions

FamilyFire Blog: Assessing a Date – Looking Deeply

A reader reached out to FamilyFire (whom I blog for periodically) and asked about what tips we had for people looking at relationships and trying to find the right “one”. What you will find here is the LINK to FamilyFire and my thoughts/suggestions for that reader (and anyone else) who is either looking for a partner or has kids that might be near that age. Continue reading FamilyFire Blog: Assessing a Date – Looking Deeply

Radical Grace

I was taken aback by grace this week. For us we understand grace as unconditional forgiveness…which it is – but our unconditional forgiveness, our concept of grace, is bound up in more-often-than-not…US turning the corner and coming back to God! Right? For us grace is understood in the “oops” of the moment. We make a mistake, we acknowledge it, we seek forgiveness and we move … Continue reading Radical Grace

FamilyFire Blog: Taming the Tongue…

I’m not sure if this is the right and proper way to do this – but I blog for FamilyFire sometimes (a ministry of the Christian Reformed Church in which I belong) and so when they post something I wrote for them on a topic of their choosing I want to make sure it gets out to those that are following me too…so if you … Continue reading FamilyFire Blog: Taming the Tongue…