Teen Love

Dear Parents - on Teens

Most of us have plenty of stories of our first love, teen love, and many love stories later on in life. Being the father of two teen boys, I’ve witnessed their social lives, lived a bit vicariously through them, and been reminded about how we all must find our own way. We all must learn our lessons. And, we as parents really can’t and shouldn’t overly protect our children from these valuable lessons. Hopefully, if we’ve raised them right, they will make the right choices and decisions. To me, that’s part of the ongoing serial drama of being a parent!

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My Little Boy Is Going to College – I’m NOT That Dad #13

Sitting through my son’s first year orientation and I’m just realizing that  my little boy (who is not so little) is going to college

I’m Disappointed


The older I get the more I work to manage my expectations and be appreciative and grateful for all the blessings I have in my life. Nonetheless, there are times when I just get disappointed. It may last just a moment or linger for a while as it has with a recent incident with my older son. My wife and me have gotten so much better at NOT allowing the little things to cause rifts or hurt feelings though her favorite words are,” You hurt my feelings.”

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God and Abstinence

#DadChat talked teens last week. We are going to continue talking teens, BUT talking WITH teens about abstinence with Special Guest co-host Pastor Drew Sams is joining us on Thursday, March 22 at 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., PST. Pastor Drew is bringing several teens from his church to #DadChat. We will be meeting at Calvary Church in Westlake Village, California at 5:30 p.m. and YOU are welcome to join us there or via the usual means of participating in #DadChat.

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