Parenting Wisdom for Families Today


In today’s video interview, Don Joy shares some of the unique challenges that parents face in the 21st century, including the absence of fathers and parenting children through the temptations of social media.

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At 83, Dr. Joy says his vocation is to continue his pilgrimage of obedience to Jesus, celebrating each day as a gift. He enjoys coaching and learning from his great grandchildren. He celebrates interactions by e-mail [] and responds to friends and strangers, reconciling human experience with the Word of God. He is curious about an expanding frontier of "meaning making," consistent with the light of Creation and the suffering, death, and bodily resurrection of Jesus. He loves listening, asking questions, and celebration and thanksgiving prayer, especially through poetry and hymns and scripture song texts.