During a Sunday school class for parents, a dad mustered the courage to ask a question about an issue that deeply bothered him.
"What can I do to stop my daughter's eyes from rolling every time I pray before meals?" he said. "We've prayed for years, and now she acts like this."
The answer hit him like an unexpected backhand slap: "Stop praying for your family."
What? Sorry if you felt it too.
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David Staal serves as the president & CEO of Kids Hope USA, a national nonprofit organization that partners local churches with elementary schools to provide mentors for at-risk students. A senior editor for Christianity Today and International and former children's ministry director, he also authored these books: