Jim Jackson

My child doesn’t believe in God. Now what?

Many discouraged parents have asked us this question: How should we respond to our child who doubts the reality of God? When children suggest “there...

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What to do when kids swear or say OMG…

“S#*t,” “Oh My G-d.” …or “What the _____?” We’ve heard from numerous parents that this kind of language hurts their ears as well as their...

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How to Get Kids to Care About School & GradesWithout Nagging

  Over the years, Lynne and I have worked with many families who struggle with the same issues. Time and again, we see how a...

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6 Practical Ways to Show Love to Kids(even in discipline)

One of the best times to show love to your kids is when they are misbehaving. Anger, frustration and lecturing are standard reactions to a...

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Would Jesus say, “Black lives matter?”

I believe that if Jesus came to us today, he would in some way say to all of us, “Black lives matter!* Be humble, listen,...

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Advice for Dads3 Things My Father Wished He Had Known

Dear Dads, We are a big deal.   Our kids look up to us in a unique way. They need our affirmation and approval. Statistics show...

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The Power of Defiance

Jesus was defiant. He defied Satan’s temptation. He defied the religious structures of the day. He defied legalism. He even defied death. One of our...

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What to Do When I Don’t Approve of My Child’s Friends

Peer relationships carry increasing influence as children grow up. And sometimes, these relationships can be reason for parents to feel increasingly anxious. Kids may choose...

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How Do Your Kids Feel When You Discipline Them?

  As a typically impatient, “get it done” sort of dad, I found myself in our early parenting years using my big voice and strong...

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Are You Punishing Your Child for Following Your Example?

We’ve all done it. Our kids misbehave. Then, we get angry. We raise our voice a bit to get our kids’ attention. We furrow our...

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