Jim Jackson

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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Beat Boredom This Summer With These 4 TipsEmpowering your kids’ God-given creativity

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 ThereDownload a free audio for dads

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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When Kids Want it NOW!!!

“I want it! Can I have it? I want it NOW!” Regardless of how articulate your teen or toddler may be, most parents are familiar...

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