Swiftwater Journey

faith, culture, and growing up in a rapidly changing world

Independence day comes late for millennials – washingtonpost.com March 28, 2010

Filed under: emerging adults,Parenting — billmacphee @ 6:25 am

Independence day comes late for millennials – washingtonpost.com.

If you are 18-35, what is your financial arrangement with your parents? In what ways is it helpful? In what ways is it potentially harmful? Is financial independence a final marker of adulthood?


Op-Ed Columnist – The Boys Have Fallen Behind – NYTimes.com

Filed under: Adolescence,education — billmacphee @ 5:57 am
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Op-Ed Columnist – The Boys Have Fallen Behind – NYTimes.com.

What does it take to introduce young boys to the joy of reading?

  • Accessibility to great and interesting books
  • Proximity to adults who model reading for learning and pleasure
  • Reasonable boundaries around technology and screen-time
  • Schools and teacher who assign writing and reading projects
  • Dinner dialogue that includes conversation about books
  • Balance with outdoor exercise and adventure
  • Positive affirmation for creative impulses

Break the Chains pt 3 March 9, 2010

Filed under: Adolescence,pastoral leadership — billmacphee @ 10:47 pm
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8 minute version of the 2010 “Break the Chains” human trafficking video developed by the Dept. of Women Ministries of The Evangelical Covenant Church

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more about "Break the Chains pt 3", posted with vodpod

A powerful video revealing a dark secret in our country. I’m contemplating what response is appropriate. I wonder what the reality is in Los Angeles.

More helpful resources are available at http://www.covchurch.org/humantrafficking