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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A Youth Leaders Guide to Supporting Teens Struggling with Porn

This post will serve as a quick guide for youth workers who have someone they are working with and mentoring come to them and confess an issue with porn. The assumption is that they have come in order to get help. This list is directed towards youth workers specifically but can easily be adjusted for someone of any age if the term “parent” is changed to spouse etc. Also note…

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The Honour of Speaking at Camp with my Kids

I was speaking at a spring break camp last week in Maple Ridge. I was sharing on character traits of God and how He applied to the lives of the campers and staff. Leigha and Josiah came with me and at one point I asked them if they would like to be a part of the talks. Both of them said they wanted to be, which surprised me to some…

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Becoming a “Master Leader” as a Pastor

I’m a pastor and have been for over 10 years, I love doing what I do. Teaching, preaching and building others up, walking with others and helping find ways to meet their needs are all parts of what I do. But there was a problem, in the midst of all the ministry and caring there was something that I didn’t learn in school and, quite frankly, had never seen effectively…

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4 Lessons in Leadership From Marshawn Lynch: I wish he responded differently

Let me start off by saying that in spite of the very limited amount of actually talking and interacting that Marshawn Lynch does in a formal setting, he strikes me as a fun guy. Someone I’d like to get to know better. NFL players do come across as team-orientated and fun to be around, no wonder the fans get involved so much and gamble using Skrill on their favorite players/team…

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Online Protection for Your Kids: The 3 Layered Approach

Most of us know the dangers of the digital world by now. If you don’t, let me quickly tell you how devastating it is to hear stories of 13-year-old girls creating secret profiles to solicit sex from adult men, or innocent 8-year-old boys being exposed to the most graphic porn imaginable because of a simple Google search. With countless stories like this in mind, I have laid out an approach…

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3 Reasons Following Jesus Isn’t an “Amazing Race”

Following Jesus is the Farthest thing from an “Amazing Race” More and more people I meet and interact with about their spiritual life echo a similar feeling, a regular and even constant sense of “running” or “never living up” to their concept of what faith is. Expectations on themselves have come from any number of places, but the common sentiment seems to be one of exhaustion and even a questioning…

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