There Is No Parenting Handbook

I recently had a conversation with my friend Megan about parenting. Honestly, I'm never sure how much input I have a right to give in regards to parenting, seeing as how I have zero children myself. But the background I've had in school counseling and children's ministry gives me something of a unique perspective on … Continue reading There Is No Parenting Handbook

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Question of the Week #136

If you knew your child would be severely retarded and would die by the age of five, would you decide to have an abortion? Absolutely not. If it's God's will for me to have a child with any kind of handicap, whatever the case may be, then it's for a reason. If an abortion was … Continue reading Question of the Week #136

Question of the Week #90

If you could choose the sex and physical appearance of your soon-to-be-born child, would you do it? Absolutely not. I mean, it would be nice to know the kid's gender before he or she is born. And apparently they have newfangled medical equipment that makes it possible to see these things at certain stages of … Continue reading Question of the Week #90

The Single Guy vs. The Fifth Grader

Before I began attending Northstar Church, I had not had the opportunity to participate in many service projects. Actually, it wasn't that the opportunities weren't there. I simply didn't embrace them. The last time I had a genuine desire to help out in my community was way back during the college years. And since I … Continue reading The Single Guy vs. The Fifth Grader

Nap Time

Welcome to In the Words of a Non-Parent! The part of the blog where I, a non-parent, give parenting advice to parents. Today we explore what happens when your kids just won't go to sleep. It's frustrating, right? So you've put your toddler down for his or her afternoon nap and the kid just won't … Continue reading Nap Time

A Letter to the President

I've never taken politics seriously. I mean, I take seriously the fact that there are men and women in positions of power throughout our country who make decisions that keep our government running. Sort of. The part I've never really taken seriously is the part where we, as citizens of the United States, are encouraged … Continue reading A Letter to the President

Question of the Week #6

You discover your wonderful one-year-old child is, because of a mixup at the hospital, not yours. Would you want to exchange the child to try to correct the mistake? No. It's not taking a crappy Christmas sweater back to Wal-Mart because it's a bad fit. You don't just return a kid. If you've raised this … Continue reading Question of the Week #6