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So, How Do I Raise a “Normal” Person?

Filed in Parenting, Walk With God by on April 15, 2014 2 Comments
So, How Do I Raise a “Normal” Person?

In the past two posts I’ve given you a few helpful steps in anyone’s quest to raise dysfunctional Wemmicks. It’s fairly easy. You’ve got several things working in your favor: your own sin, their sin, and the sin of everyone else around you. If you missed all the details, not to worry. I’ll make sure […]

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How to Raise a Future Abuser in 20 Easy Steps

Filed in Parenting, Relationships by on April 11, 2014 6 Comments
How to Raise a Future Abuser in 20 Easy Steps

In no particular order. 1. Let them make most or all of their own decisions from the time they are 9 months old. 2. Teach them the world revolves around them, and you exist solely to accommodate their every wish and whim. 3. Pretend you don’t notice when they take a toy from another child. […]

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How to Raise a Future Victim of Abuse in 20 Easy Steps

Filed in Parenting, Relationships by on April 7, 2014 6 Comments
How to Raise a Future Victim of Abuse in 20 Easy Steps

In no particular order. 1. Don’t let them make any of their own decisions. They might make an embarrassing mistake that reflects poorly on you. 2. Train them to unquestioningly obey all authority at all costs. Tell them they are practicing witchcraft if they question anything you say by reminding them of 1 Sam 15:23 […]

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I’m an Available Woman

Filed in Parenting by on March 26, 2014 7 Comments
I’m an Available Woman

Raise your hand if you raised your eyebrows at the title of this article. I’m sitting here at Caribou Coffee trying to cover up the title so nobody thinks something they’re not supposed to. I took the title from a tasty little excerpt in a book I’m reading. You’ll love this: “Last week at a […]

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When to Keep Control and When to Lose It

Filed in Friendships, Marriage, Parenting by on March 24, 2014 2 Comments
When to Keep Control and When to Lose It

There are probably 4,398 songs, give or take a couple, that yodel on about control. Mostly about losing it. (Google is your friend here.) How about a definition? con·trol verb (used with object), con·trolled, con·trol·ling. 1. to exercise restraint or direction over; dominate; command. 2. to hold in check; curb: to control a horse; to […]

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What Some Single Christian Girls Say They ARE Looking For in a Guy

Filed in Friendships, Parenting by on March 19, 2014 3 Comments
What Some Single Christian Girls Say They ARE Looking For in a Guy

So we heard from the guys last week and found out what kind of girl they are NOT looking for. I thought it was only fair to ask the girls to weigh in. Notice, I didn’t ask their parents. We parents want anyone like, oh…say… Jesus Christ to marry our daughters. But since I’ve never […]

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How to Silence Immature Young Men in Our Churches

Filed in Parenting by on March 13, 2014 11 Comments
How to Silence Immature Young Men in Our Churches

This week’s post about What Some Christian Single Guys Said About What Kind of Girls They are NOT Looking For stoked some emotions deep inside of us.  We hope our daughters will be happily married one day. We hope our sons will find the right girl for them. We love these young people with deep […]

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What Some Christian Single Guys Said About What Kind of Girls They Are NOT Looking For

Filed in Friendships, Parenting by on March 11, 2014 58 Comments
What Some Christian Single Guys Said About What Kind of Girls They Are NOT Looking For

Last week the college and career Sunday School teacher at our church (who has been teaching this age group for most of his adult life) invited the parents of these young people to his home to talk about boy-girl relationships, dating, courting, and marriage. He is gearing up to do a series on this subject […]

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Vacation(?) with a Two-Year-Old

Filed in Parenting by on March 3, 2014 24 Comments
Vacation(?) with a Two-Year-Old

I know, I know. I need to finish my series on Women and Work, but I’m on vacation right now, and after spending a delirious night of 8 solid, wild hours with a wiggly, wide-awake two-year-old, I need serious therapy. Therapy costs a lot of money, so how about a post? That always helps. I […]

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My Wild Children in the Pew

Filed in Parenting by on February 28, 2014 6 Comments
My Wild Children in the Pew

I’ve been too busy the last couple of days to finish the History of Women and Work article, but we’re off to Wisconsin Dells to shake off the winter blues and spend a couple of days swimming, so I’ll have some time to write when the little boys are napping in the hotel room this […]

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