Teaching our Kids the Beauty of Boredom – Redefining Boredom Part 1

Boredom Isn’t What You Think it is Teaching our children the value of quiet – Redefining Boredom Part 1 I can’t count the number of times that my wife, Melissa, and I have been so caught up in our hectic lives that we have needed to take a step back and ask each other whether what we have involved ourselves and our children in is actually benefitting our family or…

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Baptizing my Daughter

 Baptizing My Daughter Recently, I had the amazing privilege of baptizing my 12-year-old daughter. Most fathers don’t have this honour or opportunity. Some probably could share in the experience if they asked, but it has never occurred to them. I am here to suggest that you do explore the option. Baptism is an outward expression of faith – a way to tell the world publicly that you believe that Jesus…

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6 Reasons You SHOULD Pray Together as a Dating Couple: Praying as a Dating Couple Part 1

You may have heard the quote “The couple that prays together stays together,” that statement has generally been made in relation to Married couples, in fact research suggests that up to 92% of couples that pray together stay together (click here for some of Dr. Dave’s thoughts on praying as a married couple). But what about dating couples? How does this apply? And should it apply when you’re dating? After…

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Dads Have You Ever Danced With Your Daughters? Here is Why You Should.

I recently went to a dance with my 11-year-old daughter; it was a “Father and Daughter Dance” put on as a charity event, including cotton candy machine, candy bar, Italian soda bar and a photo booth. It was pretty great!   And of course there was dancing. We had a GREAT time! There was a short interlude where they taught us how to do some simple moves, and the evening…

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Rules – Relationship = Rebellion; A Parenting Principle

A core theme that we teach at Doing Family Right is this: “Rules without Relationship = Rebellion.” Dr. Dave Currie was the first person I heard it from, and he doesn’t hesitate to admit that he heard it first from someone else, but we have grabbed onto it and developed it from there. This statement usually causes some degree of bewilderment for many who initially hear it, but that quickly…

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Parents: A 7 Step Social Media Introduction Model for Healthy Internet Use for Our Kids

Our world is becoming more and more digital all of the time; a whopping 95 percent of teenagers have access to a smartphone. With a smartphone comes a whole lot of responsibility to keep safe online, which we as parents should be controlling. We MUST equip and prepare our kids, not only to be safe but to be amazing online citizens and advocates for Jesus. For this to happen we…

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Parents: Responding To Your Child’s Porn Problem

Many parents believe that the character of their children will protect them from the dangers of the online world. Unfortunately, the usual reality is that the online world bombards them and because of hormones and peer influence they don’t stand a chance. Their character may be solid and they may even be able to avoid things like cyberbullying and inappropriate self-expression, but with many websites similar to HD Porn Video…

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