Puppy love?

There is a phrase parents sometimes use. When I hear it, I feel a small, uneasy twinge in the pit of my stomach. The phrase is floating around out there, so I’m sure you’ve heard it too. You may even have used it before. (Respectful comments welcome below.) One particular memory I have of this…

“Everyone Else” is Not My Kid

It started a few months ago with the infamous line from my 7th grade daughter: “Mom, everyone else at school . . .”. In this particular instance, she was informing me that everyone else had a cell phone. “Laura doesn’t,” I said. “Yes she does. She got one last week.” “Well . . . your…

Math is Hard, But . . .

I was a creative writing major in college. I chose my major by going through the course catalog and circling all of the classes I wanted to take. (Emory & Henry is a small school.) Then I figured out which major I would end up with if I took them. And it wasn’t just about…

Speaking of Time

Do you want to hear something funny? On Wednesday morning I made a list of things that I needed to do. You know, things I had been meaning to do for weeks, or even months, and just hadn’t gotten around to. Like putting away all of the clothes that are draped over the chest next…

“The Talk”

I really do have a positive theology of sex. Our bodies are beautifully and wonderfully made. God designed us to enjoy sex within the context of loving, committed relationships. My theology on sex is fine. It’s just that I don’t actually like to talk about it. Which is a little odd since my parents were…