Should Parents Call Themselves Autism Moms and Dads?

Disability and Faith

I have recently come across comments by people on the Autism Spectrum Disorder who find the labels “autism mom” and “autism dad” offensive. This rather surprised me. The idea is that autism belongs to the […]

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What to Do When Your Child Says They No Longer Believe

Apologetics and Theology

Of all the roles that I have, the one I feel the most pressure for is that of a parent, especially a Christian parent. I want my children to grow up to be good and […]

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The Hardest Job I Have Ever Had

I have been engaged in a number of roles throughout my life. I have been a pastor, teacher, chaplain, salesperson, warehouse worker, painter and numerous other things. But there is one job that I have […]

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Be Careful With the Advice You Give Autism Parents

Autism

It is common for parents to share their wisdom with each other. Experience provides little tips that we can share with others. This is completely natural and a good thing. But be careful with the […]

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stickyfaith

stickyfaith

One of the fears of many Christian parents is that their children, who they raise in the church, will end up walking away from the faith. Statistics show that many of the teens who are […]

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Coping With Autism and Puberty

Autism

While we often hear about the people with autism who are the mild end of the spectrum, there are people who are on the more severe end. This video is a good picture of what […]

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The Other Side of Being an Autism Dad

Autism Dad

I won’t deny that there are difficulties that go along with being the parents of children with autism. We have had quite a few crisis moments over the years. The fact that both our children […]

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Autism-Vaccine Research and Why It Won’t Matter

Disability and Faith

There has been a new research study that has looked into the potential relationship between the MMR vaccine and autism. You can find the research findings in this article from the Journal of the American […]

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Family Ties

I am angry and I will tell you why. Let me give you the back story first. Our two oldest children (14 and 12) both have severe autism. Both of them also live in groups […]

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Silver Linings Have Clouds

Disabilities

As a parent of special needs children, I try to stay positive. I look at the bright side. I rejoice in the little victories. I celebrate those moments when everything works. All of that is […]

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Pastors, Families and Priorities

Leadership and Ministry

Being a pastor is a high calling. It can be both an enjoyable and fulfilling career. One of the challenges of being a pastor is that there are many bosses, whether official or not. A […]

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The Connected Child

A number of years ago, there was a big rush of families in the West adopting children from Eastern Europe. Since their orphanages were full, it seemed like a great idea for everyone. However, as […]

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Being a Dad

So it is good news time again. Good news. That means I am supposed to share some good news. Even though it has been a rough, rough week. Let me share what I have been […]

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Confessions of an Autism Dad

Disability and Faith

Autism has been a part of my life for about thirteen years. As an autism dad, my experience has  been similar but different from that of my wife. I would never want to impose my […]

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The Sound of One Hand Clapping

My good news for this week is about Amanda being away in Cuba for four days. The good news is for Amanda. She really needed this and I am glad she went. We are not […]

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Autism Dad

Disability and Faith

This is blog post that original appeared on the SGM Radio blog. When I got married, one of the things that I was really looking forward to was becoming a dad. I was excited about […]

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When Children Look Normal

Disability and Faith

I have shared many times about our two children with autism. It has been a struggle dealing with all of the things that go along with autism. But that is not what I am talking […]

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Advice for Parents With a Child Newly Diagnosed With Autism

Autism Blog

“I’m afraid your child has autism.” Panic. Tears. Anger. It is a very difficult moment for parents. In an instant you are thrust into a new and frightening world. I found this post that gives […]

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Dear New Autism Parent

One of the most difficult days in when a parent receives the diagnosis of autism for their child. I still remember the doctor walking into the room with a box of tissues. I had no […]

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Happy Father’s Day

Father’s Day always has mixed emotions for me. It makes me sad because I miss my dad a lot. It makes me think about all the times that I gave him Old Spice for Father’s […]

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