Jim Jackson

A Tale of Two Dads

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 conversations

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 marriage

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?

“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?

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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Staying Connected With Your Teen

When kids become teens, they start acting like they don’t need us. If we don’t understand why they’re doing this, and figure out ways to...

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Beat Boredom This Summer With These 4 Tips

Research has shown that being bored is not such a bad thing for kids.  Boredom can foster creativity and patience.  Yet, when a parent hears...

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Encouragement from a Dad Who’s Been There

Hey, dads!  I’ve been thinking a lot about you lately. You see, Lynne and I have this amazing opportunity to speak to groups of parents...

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