Archive for January, 2009

Fr. Richard John Neuhaus, 1936-2009

January 8, 2009

As I type this Fr. Neuhaus has known for about an hour  what each of us wants to know, namely, what’s on the other side of this life?

Here is the link to a wonderful article by Fr. Neuhaus on death.

Paul Tripp on Bad Language

January 4, 2009

Here’s an interesting take on how to explain “bad words” to your kids. [Language alert]

I’ve done something similar with ours. I also let them watch this video, because I think the three distinctions he makes are important ones for them to know.

The other thing I did was try to explain each bad word in the context of taking something good as given by God, and how we’ve taken the good and made it bad. Like the gift of sex, and how it’s been misused and twisted until you get the f-bomb and all its connotations. (By the way, this explanation of bad words led quite naturally into the sex talk for my oldest.) In this case I think knowledge is power.