Common Mistakes

1.  Giving too much and expecting too little. In a Time and CNN poll, two-thirds of American parents said they think they’ve spoiled their children. In many homes, adults are doing all the giving, kids all the taking.  That’s a recipe for producing self-centered, entitled kids like the two teenage daughters who, when their single-parent mother asked for…

False selves

This is the man that I want myself to be but who cannot exist, because God does not know anything about him. And to be unknown of God is altogether too much privacy.  My false and private self is the one who wants to exist outside the reach of God’s will and God’s love —…

Spiritual but not religious

In other words, they do not identify with a particular Christian denomination, using the Bible alone to guide their faith. It’s an ideology that says religious institutions are outdated and unnecessary. People may reach this conclusion for a multitude of reasons. Some are disillusioned by what they perceive to be corruption and hypocrisy in religious…

The Catholic Gentleman

There is a connection. Gentlemen have become ungentlemanly in direct correlation with men becoming unmanly. It started, however, with gentlemen not doing their bit. It is a paradox that the word gentleman was traditionally applied to a man not immediately associated with gentleness, as it were. It was a word given to a knight. Knights…

Do not be afraid

He knows that they have the rebellious divided spirit of adolescents — full of longing for genuine love, yet plagued with disappointment, despair, and doubt.  He treats them somewhat like an older and experienced man might win the confidence of a wild young girl.  COMPLETE TEXT