Thirty-five years ago at an outdoor Christian festival, I made an erroneous statement for which I was sued for $19.5 million dollars. Thank God the case was settled. The nightmare revolved around the mistaken notion that the author of a pop psychology book was dead. The book was called, "I'm OK - You're OK."
That catchy title is repeated oftentimes to this day in counseling parents how to handle a son or daughter revealing they are gay or lesbian. "Don't be judgmental. Convey unconditional love. Accept them as they are. Realize they're born this way. Reassure them you're okay and they're okay in whatever sexual identity they choose."
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Professor and Christian author Alex Chediak says that in order for parents to raise godly teenagers, they must use more than apologetics resources.
Alex Chediak, who teaches engineering and physics at California Baptist University, wrote about the topic in a book released earlier this year titled, Preparing Your Teens for College: Faith, Friends, Finances, And Much More.
"Information and logical arguments are helpful in making Christianity understandable and credible, and in dismantling false worldviews, but ultimately an act of the will (and the work of God in someone's heart) is involved," wrote Chediak. more >>
Neurosurgeon and notable conservative speaker Dr. Ben Carson's most recent book has made it to the No. 1 spot on the New York Times' best sellers list.
Dr. Carson's One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future, debuted on the "Hardcover Nonfiction" list at No. 1 last week and remains so this week.
In the Hardcover Nonfiction category, One Nation is trailed by French economist Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century at No. 2, and Mariano Rivera's memoir, The Closer at No. 3. more >>
This Father's Day, I will remember my most public event with our daughter. My duty was not to draw any attention to myself. It was to be the bride's day. All the arrangements had been made, it seemed. The invitations had gone out. The family members near and far had responded. Many would even cross the border to make it to the wedding. This would not only be a union of husband and wife, it would be a celebration by two families from different nations.
In order to bring so many guests onto the "Yard" of the U.S. Naval Academy, it would be necessary to meet heightened security requirements. Passports and drivers licenses would have to be presented to armed guards. It's not what you would normally expect at a wedding, but it is what we have had to live with in this post-9/11 world.
To bring guests to the Academy Main Chapel for the ceremony would require a bright yellow school bus. It embarked the guests at a nearby high school. There were surely a thousand details to be managed. And my wife of many years and our daughter managed them all with aplomb. Two plombs, even. more >>
Father's Day arrives on Sunday, June 15 this year and people across the U.S. are celebrating the patriarchs in their lives. Listed here are 5 ideas on how to show your appreciation for dads this year.
1. Invite dad to church, lunch, and watch the World Cup together.
This Sunday, enjoy a full day with your dad by inviting him to church before treating him to lunch and enjoying the early summer weather this year. Furthermore, Father's Day arrives days after the kickoff of the FIFA World Cup being held in Brazil this year. Sunday's matches include Switzerland vs. Ecuador, France vs. Honduras, and Argentina vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina, all featured live on ABC. more >>
Pastor Ronnie Floyd, who was elected as the Southern Baptist Convention's new president during the denomination's annual meeting held in Baltimore this week, has been instrumental in encouraging members to take a leadership role in addressing an array of mental health concerns.
Last year, Floyd, senior pastor of Cross Church in Springdale, Arkansas, spoke boldly and passionately at the convention about passing a resolution on "Mental Health Concerns and the Heart of God," and the need for Southern Baptist churches to care for and bring healing to all who feel isolated and stigmatized by mental health concerns.
"We can no longer be silent about this issue," Floyd said on the convention floor in Houston on June 11, 2013. "It's time that the SBC be on the front lines of mental health challenges." more >>