Musings from a liberally conserative, extroverted introvert, optimistic pessimist, idealistic realist
SH80's Articles In Parenting
September 24, 2008 by SH80
Even at 16, I can recall watching The Cosby Show thinking, I want to be a calm, cool, collected dad like Cliff Huxtable. I had a Cliff/Theo moment with my 13-year-old son recently after he had an inordinate number of gaffes within a 24-hour period.  I picked my son up from school the other day, and we talked on the way to pick his sister up from her campus. I asked him how he felt about a test he’d taken, and if he was ready for his test on the following day. He quickly realized he le...
March 3, 2008 by SH80
I’ve almost finished reading the book, No More Christian Nice Guy by Paul T. Coughlin. I too was once a Christian Nice Guy (CNG). I thought that I had to forego my own desires and longings to satisfy and appease others. My misguided view of Jesus led me to believe that I always had to turn the other check instead of standing up for myself. For the longest time, I thought Jesus was passive and peaceful, and for me, this meant avoiding conflict…even to my own detriment…which ev...