Rob and Ben

Your Family is a Blessing So Stop StressingOut

  • Let’s consider these 8 ‘do’s & don’ts’ to help you raise your kids with a non-believing spouse.
  • Contemplation and prayerful, meditative analysis of our experiences now and in the past –as children and parents, as well as observation of other parenting–can be a helpful "filter" of sorts for us to take progressive steps toward better parenting.
  • “The most dangerous person in the world is a man who is right and knows he’s right.” What a warning to you and me!
  • 1 Peter 5:8 tells us that our adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.We know the enemy wants our children; he wants to pull them away from us, from their faith, and from the one true God. We also know that Satan is crafty, and he tries to pull our children away in a variety of ways: by temptation, distractions, deception, etc.Thankfully, we serve a God that invites us to pray, to talk with […]
  • Why not start now planning special outings with grandchildren that will be drive-by entertainment, get them out of the house for a bit, and experience the holiday spirit they can share with others.
  • Recently I wrote an essay about the damage purity culture had done in my life. As I wrote I reflected upon the innocence of my daughter, who at the age of 5 is already becoming aware of her little body.As her mother, I hope to instill a depth of confident within her soul. I want her to know her value as a girl and a beloved daughter of God. This means that the way I choose to talk about her […]

My Stories and Interviews

I have a podcast called Blessing Not Stressing that has new releases as I feel the need to cover a topic.  This usually includes lessons I have learned. a joke, and a blessing of the day.   The lessons may be a cautionary tale or something I have learned from parents that may not have occurred to you.  The blessing is because I like to include a silver lining that can come out of the more trying situations we face and add a touch of humor to the heavier topics.

Check it out on iTunes or Google.

I also post articles periodically on this blog site.  Then I send out updates to a Facebook page and provide multiple updates daily on Twitter (@thebroadhead).

A Geek

In case you are a visitor and you don’t know me yet, allow me to introduce myself.  I’m Rob and I have almost twenty-five years of experience in the IT world.  That experience is as a developer, architect, manager, and designer.  It includes experience with that has used dozens of coding languages.  I have built small and large applications over the years.  Furthermore, I enjoy technology as a user and a creator.  I think that plants me firmly in the “geek” category.

A Dad

I must also introduce my other role as a father of five children.  The load has shrunk as the kids grew up and headed to college, but I still get involved enough to continue to learn how to be a better parent.  It is truly a never-ending task.  That alone gives me more experience with children than most people would want.  However, I must be a glutton for punishment.  I also spent about a decade coaching youth hockey.  Before that, about two decades in youth soccer as a coach, official, and trainer of officials.  That adds up to a lot of interaction with children in the middle school to college age range from a wide variety of backgrounds.

A Wanna-be Jock

My athletic side requires me to introduce my sports background as well.  I have given up soccer for the sport of hockey even though soccer was my sport through most of my life.  Sprinkled among that time I spent a couple of decades playing handball as well.  I guess I had to balance that footwork from soccer with the upper body workout of handball.

Hockey is currently my primary (and almost only) sport.  Thus, I can be found on the ice as a player a couple of nights a week.  That doesn’t include the nights I am in the stands watching the kids play or working on some ballroom dancing moves.  I don’t coach anymore officially, I just yell at the referees like everyone else.  🙂

If my posts seem a little random, I apologize.  This is a medium I find excellent for recording and sharing thoughts and sometimes that leads to a pattern that resembles a stream of consciousness.  If you want to keep to a topic check out the categories menu.  Complaints and suggestions can be posted on articles and I will address them where I can.  Thanks for stopping by!

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