Communication

097 – When Your Kid’s in Trouble

Show Notes Fun Times with Dad: Our mower stopped working the other day shortly after we started mowing. I’m not real handy with such things and figured, given the age of the mower, it was time to pony up and buy a new one. However, it’s not the season to buy mowers in the Midwest so I figured I’d wait until the Spring and just try to get by these last weeks of mowing season with the riding mower. I…

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095 – Dealing with Dating

Show Notes Fun Times with Dad: Nolan and I put together a patio set one weekend. Chores that you can involve your kids in like that are good father/son times. Dealing with Dating Have you thought about how you will handle your kids’ dating? Have you thought about what age is appropriate for them to wait to begin dating? I agree with those that believe the purpose of dating is to find a marriage partner. But it can be difficult…

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087 – Character Traits Your Children Need to Develop

Show Notes Fun Times with Dad: Nolan and I took in a Purdue/Illinois baseball game on a chilly April evening. Purdue ended up winning 4-2 and Nolan never did get a foul ball but we had a great time enjoying some baseball! Bring Them Up In his book, Strengthening Your Marriage, Wayne Mack discusses a key verse found in Ephesians 6:4 – Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of…

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086 – Why Go To a Marriage Conference

Show Notes Fun Times with Dad: We went to a dinner where Alex was presented with the Ronald Reagan Student Leadership Award. It’s a proud moment for a parent when you see your child get recognized. State Senator, Brandt Hershman, presented the award. Both my parents and Heather’s parents were able to attend as well, which made it extra special. Why Go To a Marriage Conference There are many reasons to go to a marriage conference. In this episode, I…

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084 – Point of Significance

Show Notes Fun Times for Dad: Experiencing Cubs Spring Training with the G6. We had an epic trip to Arizona taking in a round of golf, a hike up Pinnacle Peak and Cubs baseball! I was also reminded that I love warm weather. 🙂 Point of Significance Have you ever wondered what is significant about what you do and how you spend your time? Do you ever think about your purpose? I do. I put pen to paper and thought…

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080 – In Case of Death, Seek Advice

Show Notes Fun Times with Dad: Nolan helped me a little bit while working on a problem with our dryer. Death is not a fun topic to discuss. It’s not enjoyable to consider the death of your spouse or leaving your spouse behind. However, it can be very helpful to your spouse to have everything in order in case you do die unexpectedly. Dealing with death is bad enough without having a plan in place. Being prepared, just in case,…

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Regular Relationship Maintenance

I spent a recent Saturday scraping and repainting the outdoor trim around the doorways of our house. I don’t care too much for painting but it was past time for it to be done. The paint was chipping and the trim was starting to look pretty shoddy. So I scraped and scraped and then I sanded and sanded some more. Then I painted carefully easing the brush along the trim. Then I grabbed the wet paper towel and dabbed the…

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Faith over Fear

Family Vacation Our family spent last week Gull Lake Ministries for vacation. I’m talked about Gull Lake on the podcast and have probably written about it before. It is one of our favorite places to go on vacation. The culture they have created there is second to none. The counselors are amazing, the food is delightful and the Bible teaching is convicting. My soul is restored after a week at GLM. Choosing Faith Over Fear Our Bible teacher for the…

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066 – Being a Husband Who Leads

Show Notes Fun Times with Dad: Emma and I went to see the movie, The Jungle Book. The kids helped me with the washing and waxing of our vehicles. Drift If we’re not intentional and paying attention, we can find ourselves drifting away in our relationship with our spouse and/or our kids. Score Card for Husbands It can be a bit of a reality check to evaluate yourself in your role as a husband. It can be even more of…

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