Beware of Time Management!

“…and the wise heart will know the proper time and procedure.  For there is a proper time and procedure for every matter….” (Ecclesiastes 8:5) Everything has a “time” which only the wise are able to discern.  In our way of speaking, wise people know when to do things and when not to.  And the opposite…

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My Daughter Doesn’t Have Any Friends

Our schools contain a mix of families, each one with different habits, practices, and beliefs and with varying levels of spiritual maturity. This gives rise to an unfortunate social problem.  Students from homes having high behavior standards are mixing with students who come from homes with different standards and beliefs. Inevitably, the student with the…

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“If I Let My Son Be On His Own, He will Fail”

There are two problems with this statement. First, notice the implied belief about failure.  The parent believes failure is bad, and it most certainly is if the parent thinks her child’s performance is a reflection of her worth.  But what is so wrong with failure?   Failure is good if it motivates a child to work…

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God’s Purpose for Sex: Sex is Worship

As I have met with many men over the last few years and counseled many students, I have listened to them tell me about the things in their lives that turn into idols. I also know in my own life what became an idol. Sexual sin is not the only kind of idolatry, and it…

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