Jim Jackson

What if Alexa recorded my every parenting move?Four key ideas you can remember during discipline

For some reason, I have always behaved my best when people watch me, unless those people were my kids when they needed discipline. That’s when...

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Loving the PARENT of Your RealityApplying the Connected Families framework to your adult relationships

As you head into the holiday season there’s a good chance you’ll spend more time with your extended family than you typically would. With that...

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“You have chubby little legs!”(One of my biggest parenting mistakes)

We can joke about it now. Mostly. But, at the time, I saw it as one of my worst parenting moments and I worried I’d...

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A Tale of Two DadsIf you want to correct, make sure you connect!

The first dad was angry. I answered his phone call and heard a wide assortment of issues. His son was hanging out with a group...

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Stay curious during tough conversationsWhy lectures never win

I remember a tough conversation I needed to have with our third-grade son, Daniel. I wasn’t very happy about the company he was starting to...

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The Growing Problem of Entitlement

“This is stupid! Why do I have so many chores! This is your job, Mom! And when can I get a phone? Everyone else in...

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What could have ruined our marriageand how God’s grace intervened

During our 30+ years of marriage we had occasionally heard of couples ending their marriage due to infidelity. But, for whatever reason, in 2015 Lynne...

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Tired of Not Feeling Christian Enough?This is for you

“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart” – Jeremiah 29:13 I remember the sign on the men’s dorm...

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Are your mornings brutal?Start Your Day With Loving Connection

John was fed up. Like many parents, he came to me looking for a quick fix. No matter what consequences or logic John put in...

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Should We Demand Immediate Obedience?

As a young dad, I was taught that “delayed obedience is disobedience,” and that kids should be required to immediately obey all parental requests. I...

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