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Rite of passage parenting: The eighth word
Oct21

Rite of passage parenting: The eighth word

The first seven words of this article are the easiest: “Rite of Passage Parenting by Walker Moore.” I always begin by writing these seven words each week and then pause, waiting to see what my fingers will do next. I wait and wait, and on most occasions, I sit here stuck, staring into nothingness. If I can come up with the eighth word, the rest of the story will flow. It’s like getting the proverbial first pickle out of...

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Rite of passage parenting: The rest of the story
Oct14

Rite of passage parenting: The rest of the story

You are now reading my 800th-plus article. Every week, I have to come up with new, exciting and sometimes humorous ideas. Most weeks, I’m fortunate if I can achieve one out of three. But, I want to share with you how God uses this article to change the world. I got a call one day from a soft-spoken man named Clayton Posey. He reads the Baptist Messenger each week and wanted to know if he and his wife could come visit me. We set up a...

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Rite of passage parenting: Why I do what I do
Oct07

Rite of passage parenting: Why I do what I do

“Why do you do what you do?” I have been asked that question many times in my life (mostly by my wife). Many people know what I do, but few understand. When I was younger, no one ever asked that question, but the older I get, the more often I hear it. I don’t work from “nine-to-five” but from Jan. 1-Dec. 31. And even though I have an office, it’s the last place I want to be. I would rather go into all the...

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Rite of passage parenting: Time for the fair
Sep30

Rite of passage parenting: Time for the fair

It’s that time of year! While most people anticipate Christmases or birthdays, I anticipate the State Fair coming to town. Growing up, nothing excited a young boy more than a day at the State Fair. I can still remember the first time I ever stepped onto a midway. With the neon lights flashing and rides whirling above my head, I felt a little like Alice in Wonderland. Then came the decision of how to spend the $5 my parents gave me...

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Rite of passage parenting: Discipline versus punishment
Sep18

Rite of passage parenting: Discipline versus punishment

To listen to a podcast with Walker Moore on this subject click here. In recent news, we’ve heard a lot about a certain athlete who has used a switch on his child. Since I don’t have any other information, I can’t make a judgment on this particular situation. But I can make a comment on society as a whole. I grew up in the ’50s and ’60s, when you would have been the odd man out if your parents hadn’t disciplined you with a paddle or a...

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