Category: parenting

The ultimate pervert

devil-drawing If only he were so cute.

My son prayed in tongues a few weeks ago, and it nearly scared me to death. Not because the act itself was surprising (though it was) or because I thought he was possessed by some evil spirit (he’s not), but because I realized how easily that gift could be twisted for evil purposes and that read more …


Pack mentality

kids-pointing Who says we're directionless?

(A version of this story first appeared in the fall 2016 issue of Walla Walla Family Forum.) Recently I was at the park with my kids and struck up a conversation with a stranger. (Way to set an example, Dad!) The subject: Stranger’s four-seat stroller.


Rock out, baby: A how-to guide for infants at concerts

canvas-conference-stage Serious theological and academic discussion happened here. Really!

  Young Christian Mom and I spent a few days in Portland to attend the first Canvas Conference. The conference was put on by Humble Beast and Western Seminary, and I think most people walking away from it would call it a success.


My son is a thief and a liar and that’s OK

It was 5:18 a.m. and the sun was just creeping in through my bedroom window as I pried my eyes open against the call of more sleep. Everything is fuzzy in those first few moments before I have my glasses on, but I have a clear focal distance of about four inches, and that’s exactly read more …


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I’m a father of four kids under the age of 5, husband to my greatest blessing, and a reborn-a-couple-of-times Christian. Professionally I'm an editor, writer, and creative consultant, but my real job is trying to be a better husband and father. I started YCD because fatherhood is really damn hard, and we don’t talk about that enough. Let's change that.

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