August 2011 Entries
No parent enjoys watching a once strong godly teenager make poor choices that negatively affect his or her life. But the reality is that once young adults leave home, they are in charge of their choices. Some are better than others at resisting temptation and standing firm on their convictions.
This week, I did an interview for CBN News on the topic of online dating. I also used my social media to pose the question to many of you: Are you for or against online dating and why? I had great response; the majority of you replied with a positive view of online dating, reporting numerous relationships that have lasted from online dating.
This week, I spoke to a group of teen girls on the topic of forgiveness. Since forgiveness is so important in the physical, mental, and spiritual life of a person, I decided to give them a 10-question quiz in order to see how well they understood what it means to forgive.
Clicking through channels the other day, I heard various pundits talk about the debt ceiling crisis. One analogy really struck me. The commentator said the emerging deal was like giving methadone to a heroin addict. It paved the way for treatment, but didn’t really address the underlying problem. And if you do not address the underlying problem (in this case spending), the problem re-emerges. This is true in politics, but also in mental health.