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My Husband is a Calvinist

Mike advises a confused reader whose husband has become a Calvinist. Spoiler alert: their marital problem is not one of doctrinal differences.

February 19, 2019 2 comments

The Shaft

It is hard being a young man nowadays with porn everywhere. It is even more discouraging when it sits across from you on a high stool at church.

February 19, 2019 3 comments

The Key to Keeping Your Kids

If you don’t provide a vision, your children will find their own, and it might not be the proper kind.

February 19, 2019 (1) comment


If I had my life to live over again, knowing all that I know now, I would do many things differently; but having lived in the blessings of God, I cannot imagine being more blessed or having any more joy and satisfaction out of life.

December 25, 2018 4 comments

(Un)Common Law

Parents write in with their questions regarding teaching their kids to share, while still respecting their rights to personal property.

December 25, 2018 (1) comment

Mistaken Identity: Serving vs. Enabling

What is the difference between serving and enabling? Can a wife honor her husband and be a good help meet without enabling poor behavior?

December 25, 2018 2 comments

El sabor de la alegría

La crianza de los hijos, como el noviazgo, debe estar adecuadamente sazonada con alegría. La crianza de los hijos sin alegría no solo es insípida, sino también tediosa. La alegría es la expresión de la vida presente; aún más, es … Read more

November 13, 2018 (0) comments

El matrimonio es la escuela de refinamiento de Dios

(Michael continúa donde Debi se quedó en ¿Creada para él?) Te oigo preguntar: “¿Con qué fin me sacrifico en todo? ¿Le honra a Dios que me pisotee y abuse de mí emocionalmente toda mi vida? ¡No es justo!” Hay un … Read more

November 7, 2018 (0) comments

Humility Sought is Humility Lost

The lack of humility is an evil; but the presence of humility is not a virtue.

October 22, 2018 (1) comment

Nagging Wives and Hurtful Husbands

“I struggle with being a nagging wife. I have been married seven years, and it seems we fight a lot more than we used to. how can I stop nagging?”

October 22, 2018 2 comments

Raising Boys Who Raise Cain

My sons both have streaks of Command Man in them and have recently begun to assert themselves, and the conflict has resulted in them having bad attitudes. Where do I draw the line between raising a young man with King-type personality traits and excusing an overly dominant son without proper respect for authority?

October 22, 2018 (1) comment

Sample Chapter from Mike’s New Book

When I was a young man sixty years ago, we knew from the plain sense of Scripture that there was an indeterminate time gap between Genesis 1:1 and 1:3. Our belief had nothing to do with attempting to accommodate the supposed geological ages of evolution, nor were we attempting to provide time for the apparent age of the fossil record. Our belief was based solely on the text of the Holy Bible. Any professing Christian who believed in Day Age or Theistic Evolution was considered an infidel.

August 16, 2018 3 comments

Teaching Thankfulness

If children do not see the connection between what you provide and their consumption, they will not be appreciative.

June 19, 2018 (0) comments

Speaking Your Children Up

A child accepts the definition of self that is imposed upon him by his caretakers. He has no other way of knowing who he is. Children see their reflection in the eyes of others. There is nothing more influential on … Read more

February 27, 2018 (0) comments

The Fabric of Life

I was in Fort Worth, Texas, standing in the foyer of a plush auditorium, waiting for the last of the families to arrive for my child-training seminar. I was a stranger to them. They knew me only through our book … Read more

February 27, 2018 (0) comments