Jim Jackson

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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Staying Connected With Your TeenWhen they stiff arm and reach for you at the same time

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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