T.L.P. Episode 14: Kids and Movies: Parenting Your Kids to Success

There’s life-altering, spirit destroying element hidden in your child’s favorite story 4-logo-14 book. Join AMBrewster as he reveals the most destructive thing about our entertainment and how you can successfully parent your children through them.

 

 

 

Read “The Most Destructive Thing About Hollywood is Not What You Think” here: https://evermindministries.com/2014/06/09/the-most-destructive-thing-about-hollywood-is-not-what-you-think/

If you’d like further help, please contact here: Counselor@EvermindMinistries.com

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Removing the Mask: 4 Ways to Better Understand Your Child

Removing the Mask: 4 Ways to Better Understand Your Child

We drive them to school.

We sleep under the same roof.

We watch every one of their games, concerts, and melt-downs.

We may even have the regular opportunity to share meals with them.

Yet we often have no idea who they are.

We used to think we knew our children, but no more. Perhaps you’ve felt what many parents have verbalized to me about their teenagers:

Something happened.”

They changed.”

They’re not the kid I used to know.”

What happened to my baby?”

This is all too common a parental conundrum, and it happens in many ways for many reasons. But right now, you’re likely less concerned about how it happened than you are about fixing it. And, for some reason, sitting down and asking your son “How’s school,” “Is something bothering you,” or “What are you thinking about?” just doesn’t seem to work anymore.

The encouraging reality is that our children communicate to us who they are in everything they do. They even scream their deepest heart issues to us with their silence.

With this thought in mind, I’d like to share 4 vital ways to remove your child’s mask and start the glorious process of knowing your child and helping them become the person God wants them to be.

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“‘5 Ways to Fail God’ by Miley Cyrus”

5 Ways to fail God by Miley CyrusWhen the world thinks an entertainer has slipped off the deep-end, you know it’s gotta be bad.

How does a sweet, “Christian” girl from “good” family pull an Anakin Skywalker?

The answers were always there.

For years, Miley has been teaching us exactly how to fail God.

Let’s take a look at one of the chapters from her “book” entitled How to Fail God.

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Day Camp Weekly: the insane side of AMBrewster

All of our readers are well acquainted with Mr. Brewster’s thoughts on God and his driving passion to communicate divine Truth.

But not all of you are aware that Mr. Brewster also has a very theatrical, fun-loving side.

This will be his last year as Director of Schaumburg Christian Day Camp, and apparently he’s decided to go out with a bang.

Day Camp Weekly is the online show he created to provide information about SCDC’s program and to advertise. It’s in its second season and is doing quite well.

Granted, if you haven’t seen previous episodes, you may not appreciate all of the inside jokes, but at least you’ll get a fun glimpse into AMBrewster’s crazy side.

Enjoy!

An Observation on the #WorldCup

An Observation on the World Cup

I don’t watch soccer.

In fact, I don’t watch any professional sports.

I know I just ostracized most of my readers, but please don’t stop reading.

It’s not because I think they’re wicked or anything. I just don’t enjoy them.

Yeah.

Weird.

I know.

Yet despite the fact that I don’t watch sporting events, I have a young man living with my family right now who’s an avid fan, player, and great tutor for the soccer-ignorant. So I watched a couple games with him.

One such game was the America vs Portugal game. Besides learning a ton about the world’s favorite pastime, I walked away with one significant observation.

Before I share it, though, I want you to know that I need your opinion on this. Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section.

Here Goes . . .
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Sleepovers: Helpful or Hurtful?

Sleepovers: Helpful or Hurtful

A number of Christian authors recently spent the night at a friend’s house, made some bad choices, and decided to write about sleepovers.

Either that, or yet another group of authors have children getting old enough to be invited to one. Either way, the articles are posting, the questions are swirling, and the opinions are fluctuating. Should we let our kids sleepover at other people’s houses? If so, which houses are okay and which aren’t?

Lisa Cherry’s article, “What To Do About Sleepovers” is tremendously helpful because it provides a great list of considerations that not everyone thinks about. I would also like to share three additional observations I believe will be beneficial to the conversation because they come from a sphere of experience that not a lot of parents have access to. Continue reading “Sleepovers: Helpful or Hurtful?”

The Most Destructive Thing about Hollywood is Not What You Think

 

The most destructive thing about Hollywood is not what you think

Sex.
Drugs.
Vulgarity.

There are more objectionable elements in modern entertainment than there are movie titles, but none of them are as disturbing and destructive as this one practically invisible plot line.

Hollywood

For the purposes of this post, “Hollywood” will represent the companies, individuals, and organizations that create the stuff Americans are daily stuffing into their ears and eyes. Nearly all of the movies, shows (both TV & internet), books, and music that fill iTunes are the topic of this conversation. Of course, Hollywood (and the American entertainment culture as a whole) are by no means the only culprits. The most destructive force in entertainment today is the same in every living room, culture, and hemisphere.
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#TBTB #TBT – Skanky Movie III

ThrowBack Thursday

This week we asked Mr. Brewster to write the introduction to his introduction to Douglas Wilson’s “Skanky Movie III.”

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I’m a counselor.

I work with children and parents every day.

Not a day goes by that I don’t think, I’d love to help this kid, but the greatest help I can be to them is to help their parents.

Yes, children are responsible for their own choices, and mom and dad are not solely to blame for the way their children turn out . . . but I think statements like this are touted far too often by people who are blinded to the role they do play in encouraging their children down the wrong roads.

We parents need to own the very significant part we play in all of this.

“Skanky Movie III” by Doug Wilson is a wonderful little article that reminds dad and mom how our wrong thinking can set our children up for trouble.

Please enjoy “Skanky Movie III.”

Credit Where Credit is Due & Skanky Movie III