Teen Life

Book Released

Handing Out Life is now available for purchase (CLICK HERE TO SEE IT ON AMAZON).  This is the book that I’ve been thinking about for over 10 years and that I put to paper last fall.  It summarizes the key concepts I’ve been sharing in this blog and through various seminars, papers and sermons on the topic of marriage and all relationships in God’s way.  Here’s the summary of my book as it appears on the back cover of...

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The 3 R’s

You may have heard someone refer to “The 3 R’s: Reading, wRiting and aRithmetic.”  I’m proud that my son, Micah, has put a new twist on “The 3 R’s.”  Like all of us, he’s struggled with temptation.  In particular, it’s challenging for him to stay focused on his school work and resist the temptation to do…almost anything else. Last week Micah shared with me a plan he devised to...

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Hannah’s Reflections on Turning Sixteen

This week, it’s my pleasure to hand this space over to my newly-turned-16-year-old daughter, Hannah.  She has some very insightful thoughts as she now sits on this side of her birthday.  Perhaps they’ll bless you … WHATEVER your age. Blessed in HIS Way, Pastor Biermann I’ve been thinking allot lately. I’ve been thinking about what it would be like when I turned sixteen; how I would feel, if I would act...

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Sweet 16

My daughter, Hannah, just celebrated her 16th birthday this week.  Can’t believe she’s that old.  Can’t believe I’M that old! On the afternoon of her birthday, Heather and I stood in the driveway and waved goodbye as Hannah went for her first solo drive with her new license.  Granted, it was just a 5 minute spin around the subdivision, but it was still momentous.   I’m also looking forward to taking her out on...

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Thumbs Up to the Future

This past Sunday my son, Micah, stood before the congregation to publicly confirm his faith.  Here’s an excerpt of what he shared as his personal faith statement …  “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future,” Jeremiah 29:11 (ESV).                 This verse has helped me countless times; it gives me hope when I am...

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Time with Your Teen

Parents often lament the trials of raising a teen.  They complain that they just don’t know their child anymore.  It’s very easy for parents to become separated from their teen-aged children.  Those teens are torn by so many feelings as they’re trying to fit in with peers, obey parents, have fun, succeed in life, accept their body and honor God … all at the same time.  It’s not surprising when parents become...

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Life in God’s Way

How Marriage in God’s Way Shapes a Complete Christian Worldview