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Fifty Shades of Caution
A few years ago my wife, Merry, said to me, “I’ve been hearing about this new book, Fifty Shades of Grey. I wonder if that would be good to read?” “Well, it’s a book about sexual bondage and sadism,” I replied. “Does that sound like something you want to read?” “I don’t think so.” It […]
We Thought Adoption Would Mess Up Our Family...
September 2006 Like many Christians I know, my wife, Erin, and I had discussed whether adoption is something we would ever do. We liked to think that we would. The topic never really came up more than a handful of times. Then some friends of ours who had adopted invited us to an “If You […]
Q&A: Discipline for a Young Child
What’s the best approach to discipline with my young child? Barbara: When a child is a toddler, he or she is in what I call “the training 2s.” When children are 2-5 years old, I call this the “intense training” stage. During these early years, you will notice your children becoming more defiant and rebellious—more […]