July 2012 Entries
In light of the recent movie shooting and other acts of violence recently reported on the news, parents need to know how to help their children not live in fear. Here is my advice...
If you are a parent of a teen, you know how often he or she asks about rules. Seems like life is all about what he or she cannot do! Well, many Christians have the same issue with their faith. They see Christianity as a big list of do’s and don’ts. What is often missing when addressing both teens and fellow Christians is looking at the heart of a matter.
If you have Friggatriskaidekaphobia, you and 17 to 21 million other people may have an anxious day today. Today is Friday the 13th. Friggatriskaidekaphobia is the fear of Friday the 13th! While there is no causal evidence that links Friday the 13th to any bad event, this day can actually paralyze people with fear. We joke about the day, but it is no joke to those filled with anxiety.
Before the verdict came for the Jerry Sandusky case, I heard a radio commentator ask, “If these accusations are true, how could his wife not know what he was doing?” It was a good question. It doesn’t seem possible that Dottie could be so unaware of her husband’s behavior. Yet, she vehemently maintained his innocence when questioned at his child sex-abuse trial, despite arguments that Jerry molested boys in their basement.