We hear this a lot: One TV ad says, “Call today or go online for your free sample. You are under no obligation.” The viewer is enticed to order a free 10-day supply of a magical treatment that will help you lose weight, grow hair, or increase your memory. By calling or going to their web site, you find out they want your credit card number so they can conveniently bill you regularly after your free supply runs out. Of course, you may cancel your subscription at any time. Now, “no obligation” suddenly sounds obligating. [Read more…] about No Obligation
Sometimes things go wrong. The sweet little child you brought into the world is nearly grown and has made a terrible choice. And you go into a tailspin. You’ve done your best to raise your child and disciple him. From birth, you have taught him about Jesus and to pray. Every child rebels at some time to some degree, and you pray that you are prepared for that. After all, you can remember times of your own rebellion.
Now, at seventeen with his whole life ahead of him, you get the phone call, or you have the conversation you aren’t prepared for. For whatever reason, your child made a terrible choice. What do you do now? [Read more…] about When Children Go Wrong