For some people, ringing in the new year includes more than singing “Auld Lang Syne”, having a toast, and kissing someone they love. Plenty of people across America will make New Year’s resolutions. There are plenty of New Year’s superstitions that Americans will participate in too. All across the southern states, Americans will eat blackContinue reading “Money, New Years Resolutions, and God”
I saw a young lady’s Facebook post yesterday saying that people should live together before they get married. Her argument was basically that in order to know someone you must live with them first. So basically, a free test drive. I strongly disagree. After 15 years of marriage, I can tell you there will alwaysContinue reading “Playing House”
Before I jump in let me start with a warning. I am talking about girls’ attire that is in middle school and high school. Once these kids are out of your homes, it is up to them what they wear. So over the past weekend there were several Christmas dances at several schools. I sawContinue reading “Modest is Hottest!!”
An article from the Wall Street Journal came to me from a friend about the dangers of TikTok. I read it and was like, no kidding it is not a place for teens. I could have told you this real quick. Why? The content. However, the Wall Street Journal created dozens of accounts for fictionalContinue reading “TikTok is Bad for Your Teen? No kidding.”
As a youth pastor, one of the biggest hurdles that I face is talking to students about sex and purity. I will say that our teens are way more sexually active at a younger age and higher pace. They are marinated in a sexualized culture. Sex is everywhere around them. It is prevalent in theirContinue reading “The Quest For Purity”
For the past five or six years I have taught a program at a local community college in Adult Education. Most of my students are coming through my course to get credit for the High School Diploma or their GED. During this time I always ask two questions. First, did your parents talk to youContinue reading “Money Habits Start Early”
Recently I have seen a advertising campaign for the Covid 19 vaccine that is about getting the vaccine because we as a country should “love our neighbor”. While that is just a guilt trip advertisement, it does bring up some good points. “Love thy neighbor” is often referenced when trying to get a population toContinue reading “Vaccines, Christians, and love thy neighbor……”
We were talking about dating these days among youth and college and career. We got into the topic of using dating apps to find people. We started talking about Tinder. Tinder is a notorious dating app designed for hook ups. I made the off hand comment that “If you look in the trash can allContinue reading “Trash is in the trash can”
One of my former youth students is in dire need of a boyfriend. She wants one, craves one, and is focused on one. Her whole world will crumble and her lifetime plans will fall apart of she does not have one by the end of the upcoming college year. The other day I gave herContinue reading “Prepared Through and By Prayer”
I was able to share at the Alabama Adult Education Conference. I spoke on Overcoming Fear in students, and adults. Below is my outline I used. What Causes Fear? While each one of us struggles with fear, we all probably have different backstories surrounding that fear. Your story is unique, your students’ story is uniqueContinue reading “Overcoming Fear”
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