Jim Jackson

The Critical Cry of Every Child to Their Parents

I love baseball. Before I ever even thought about marriage, I dreamt about the day I would teach my own children to play baseball. The first…

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Connection: Why “Just Trying Harder” Doesn’t Cut It

When connecting with our kids is a struggle, sometimes it can feel like we have to “just try harder.” But if we’re really stuck, “just trying harder”…

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How to Deal with Disappointment and Resentment Toward My Child

When we talk about the difficulty of connection with our children, one of the factors that can contribute is a sense of disappointment or resentment. Some…

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Why You Don’t Need a New Parenting Strategy

  John was fed up. He told me that everything he’d tried had failed. No matter what consequences or logic John put in place, his 6th…

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How I Avoided a Full-Blown Affair

One day, early in my career, I found myself growing attracted to a woman at work. I felt competent and respected in this rewarding and…

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Why I Didn’t Freak Out When My Child Ran Away

I vividly remember the cold, rainy night our 15-year-old son left a note saying: “I’m too mad to be at home. I’ve left. Don’t come…

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When It Comes to Expressing Love, Timing Matters!

If you ask most parents, they would say it’s important to love children unconditionally. But in practice, sometimes that’s harder than it sounds! What exactly…

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Is Kids’ Misbehavior Actually Bad?

We have been trained to think in black and white terms about a lot of things. Kids’ misbehavior is one of them.When kids misbehave we…

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How do I get my son to stop talking back?

How do I get my 7-year-old son to stop talking back to everything we say? He is always right and we are always wrong! ……

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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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