Barrett Johnson Articles

Could Smartphones Be Causing Your Teen’s Depression?

On vacation at the beach last month, I walked into a pizza restaurant to get some takeout. While waiting for my order,...
Should Your Husband Come Before Your Kids?

Should Your Husband Come Before Your Kids?

I get it. You have a busy life. Your job, kids and marriage fight for your time and energy every day. When school activities, work deadlines, church commitments and other activities all hit and once, something has to give. If you're like most people, the easiest thing...

What Your Husband Really Wants for Father’s Day

What Your Husband Really Wants for Father’s Day

Father's Day will be upon us in just a few days. And unlike Mother's Day, a truly deserved holiday in which children (finally) appreciate their moms for a year of sacrificial service, Father's Day is the one Sunday of the year where Dads feel justified in taking an...

9 Unpopular Truths Your Son Needs to Hear From You

9 Unpopular Truths Your Son Needs to Hear From You

My boys are quickly becoming men. Sadly, I have to confess that I haven't always known how to help them to grow up. The culture they are living in certainly hasn't helped.I desperately want to help my sons to live differently than what the world defines as "normal". I...

4 Encouraging Truths for Your Overwhelming Difficulties

4 Encouraging Truths for Your Overwhelming Difficulties

If you are married, you can probably remember the day you gave your vows to your spouse. Although you may have said, "For better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health," you were probably thinking something different. Your mind was assuring the rest...

Why You’re Not a Slave to Your Upbringing

Why You’re Not a Slave to Your Upbringing

Editor's Note: Charisma Media does not necessarily endorse all shows or films mentioned in this article.Like many TV-watching Americans in the 30-50 demographic, Jenifer and I have started watching the new NBC series This Is Us. In our opinion, it is must-see TV.It's...

3 Practical Ways to Rekindle an Unromantic Marriage

3 Practical Ways to Rekindle an Unromantic Marriage

The "bait and switch" is a sneaky technique employed by salespeople of questionable character. After you agree to a deal, they make an excuse to change the terms. They promise one thing and then deliver something else.I pulled a bait and switch on my wife, Jenifer. If...

Imparting Hope to Your Children When the World Is in Hysterics

Imparting Hope to Your Children When the World Is in Hysterics

I saw a political bumper sticker on a car a few days ago. I feel like it accurately summed up my thoughts on the current presidential race. Sad, but true. We are witnessing an unprecedented level of fear and hysteria over who will lead our country for the next four...

What Indulging in Celebrity Gossip Does to Our Hearts

What Indulging in Celebrity Gossip Does to Our Hearts

"It's the biggest divorce in Hollywood history."That's what all the entertainment tabloids are saying about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's divorce. Hollywood's cameras capture—and we devour—every marriage, relationship and every single public display of...

How to Talk to Your Teens About Porn

How to Talk to Your Teens About Porn

Someone you know well is dealing with porn addiction. I say this because statistically, it's got to be true. Everybody has encountered it. Many keep looking. And a group of people that is bigger than we want to admit is addicted.Chap Clark of the Fuller Youth...

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