Everyone is a Theologian–Chapter 1

Everyone is a Theologian–Chapter 1

Everyone is a theologian! This may sound strange. Not me, we may protest. But no matter what a person believes, none can avoid theology. If someone says there is no God, they are a theologian. Every worldview is theological in some way. This is why Raising Kids for...

Introducing a New Resource for Parents!

Introducing a New Resource for Parents!

This week, our first co-authored book was released! Raising Kids for Tomorrow's World: 12 Keys to Preserving the Faith is now available for purchase. Here is the Introduction from the book: Introduction Becoming a Parent When I (Stan) was a twenty-four-year-old...

Spurgeon Speaks to Teens

Spurgeon Speaks to Teens

"You cannot grow in grace to any high degree while you are conformed to the world. The life of separation may be a path of sorrow, but it is the highway of safety; and though the separated life may be painful and make every day a battle, yet it is a happy life, after...

Boys By Design

Boys By Design

Imagine you embark on a hike through the woods with two of your sons and your foot stumbles on something. You pick the item up and knock off the years of dirt. You do not recognize it, but on examination it appears to be some sort of tool. Obviously designed to do...

The Lie of the Lure

The Lie of the Lure

The best fishing season is fast approaching and the newest tool in the fisherman’s tacklebox of tricks is the Whopper Plopper. Designed to deceive, it is a carefully colored and crafted lure with a tail spinner that churns the water as it spins--its most thrilling...

The Stewardship Experiment

The Stewardship Experiment

I recently purchased a little book for Stan accurately titled A Little Book on the Christian Life. Edited and translated by Aaron Clay Denlinger and Burk Parsons, this book is filled with nuggets of wisdom from John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion...

Announcing Preserving the Family!

Announcing Preserving the Family!

The beginning of a new year typically brings reflection and renewed vision. As we move into 2022, we plan to broaden the focus of 12 Passages for Parents and include more resources for parents and families. This site will now be known as... Preserving the Family Good...

To Live Content

To Live Content

When going through some of my mother's treasures recently, I came across one of my grandmother's bibles. It is small in size, published in 1902 by University Press, Oxford, England. This bible was a gift to my grandmother, Sara, from her brother who signed it, To...

The Gift of Fathers

The Gift of Fathers

Since we have been thinking about fathers recently, Cheryl and I wanted to share a chapter from our upcoming book, Raising Kids for Tomorrow's World:  12 Keys to Preserving the Faith. This book was written with small fellowship groups in mind. Each chapter includes...

What is the Truth About Truth?

What is the Truth About Truth?

Truth is getting a lot of attention these days. We commonly hear the phrases, “my truth” and “your truth.” What is truth? How is it measured? How do we know we are believing something that is really true? According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, truth is “the body of...