If you’re married, you can do this. (But it’s so common-sensical that maybe you don’t do it.) Here’s the thing: We want the best for our
“Time to go to church!” But why? When I was young I remember pretending to sleep in one Sunday morning. Don’t tell! Over time I learned
By the time a child is six they are a living, walking blueprint of who they will be for the rest of their lives. Will
I should warn you that this blog speaks of serious, difficult, and sex-related things. But I felt strongly I should write it. Why? Because the changing
On April 14th, 1912 something happened at 11:40pm. A huge ship holding over 3300 people hit an iceberg. Over the next few hours it would sink to
A parenting degree doesn’t exist. Nothing can prepare you. As social scientist William Doherty says, parenting is “a high-cost/high-reward activity.” There’s nothing like those wonderful giggles.
This just appeared in the February print edition of The Presbyterian Record magazine. It’s a shortened take on my longer blog from March 2014. Enjoy!
There is more technology in your smart phone than there was in the first Apollo spacecraft that went to the moon. I read that somewhere.
(My dad, Eric Ruttan, died on Sunday, November 16th. He lived 2 months less two days after being diagnosed with aggressive cancers in several parts
This isn’t one of those lists that tells you to start doing a bunch more things so that (a) you have more stuff to do
Last year I blogged about this very thing. So here it is again with a few tweaks: How do we teach our children about the
Boys are different from girls. I grew up as 1 of 3 boys. Now, I have a son. My friends have sons. And there are boys
I’ve been doing a lot of reading on parenting these days. Makes sense—not only do I care about families, but I’m a dad to 3
I think we all want Christmas to be awesome. Filled with awe. And as I drive through the neighbourhoods and see multi-coloured lights going up
For those of you who are married, do you remember your wedding vows? Having had the privilege of marrying several people (no, I’m not a
Okay, I admit it. That title promises a lot! But think of it like this: I once heard someone talk about how people think they
Will our kids believe? Do they? This is a big question. Even before I had kids I was reading about our own homes being mission
I was chatting with a parent this week. She wanted to be thoughtful and faithful about it. Yes, the Easter bunny is around. But how