The Emotionally Available Dad

The Emotionally Available Dad

by Nick Stumbo June 21, 2018 1 Comment

Whether it’s the phrase, “Big boys don’t cry,” western heroes played by the likes of John Wayne, or the stoic, stiff-upper-lip of the 1950s, society teaches us that a real man is not an emotional man. Emotions are often portrayed as a sign of weakness or femininity.

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Daddy Complex

Daddy Complex

by Dr. Ted Roberts June 14, 2018

I was so afraid of being a terrible dad. My seven abusive stepdads were poor examples of a father. I was terrified that I would mess up my kids; that they would struggle with a Daddy Complex for the rest of their lives.

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My 1st Year as a Dad: What I've Learned

My 1st Year as a Dad: What I've Learned

by Trevor Winsor June 07, 2018

My first year of being a dad can be summarized in one specific interaction with my 1-yr old son. Have you ever had one of those? An experience that teaches you more than you thought it could? I learned a few lessons from this 10-minute time with my son.

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Secret Addictions of a Mom

Secret Addictions of a Mom

by Sarah Peters May 31, 2018

Even though I was clean and sober, I had many other behaviors, that some would call “Christian addictions.” You know what I’m talking about...

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Moms & Sex

Moms & Sex

by Heather Kolb May 24, 2018

Don’t believe the lie that “sex is just for men.” Ladies, your brain needs sex. Your brain needs physical connection and intimacy with your husband. While it may feel like work to invest in your sex life, believe me, your brain will thank you.

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#MomLife

#MomLife

by Anna Philipsen May 17, 2018

How could I be so angry and yell so loudly at this little person that I love so much? How could I be so physically overwhelmed and exhausted every day that I feel completely and utterly helpless? Is this really how parenting is supposed to be? Does every stay-at-home mom drag their feet out of bed and watch the clock all day looking forward to bedtime?

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Taking Care of Momma

Taking Care of Momma

by Shari Chinchen May 10, 2018

When my husband and I decided to begin a family, I naively thought that being a mom would easily fit into this schedule. I thought I would somehow be able to just take the baby along with me, feed her a few Cheerios every now and then, and go on with my life. Then my first baby was placed in my arms. And it all changed.

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Kids, Let's Talk About Sex

Kids, Let's Talk About Sex

by Ashley Jameson May 03, 2018

As the mother of four kids, I recognize the fear and hesitation that exists when talking to your kids about sex. But here’s the truth: one way or another, your kids WILL learn about sex.

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Avengers & Addiction

Avengers & Addiction

by Trevor Winsor April 26, 2018

Now, you don’t normally hear the words “addiction” and “Avengers” in the same sentence, unless you watch the movies every single day (which we can talk about later). I promise you, all of this will make sense at the end.

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Front Porch Living

Front Porch Living

by Rober Vander Meer April 19, 2018

For most of us, if we don’t make community easy and accessible, we revert back to living only in the backyard. This not only applies to how we create community with our neighbors, but how we create community in our own homes.

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Walmart Does

Walmart Does "Clean Up"

by Nick Stumbo April 12, 2018

Last week, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) reported that mega-giant retailer Walmart would be making a change to their check-out aisles. This minor change went virtually unnoticed by nearly every news outlet in the world; yet culturally, this move was deeply significant.

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What Color Are My Knuckles?

What Color Are My Knuckles?

by Trevor Winsor April 06, 2018

In our world—and sadly, in the church—when it comes to the common approach of how to change behavior, this is the message we consistently hear: try harder.

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