Follow these links to stories Clem has written over the years in the Christian magazine market.
Through God’s Eyes, Focus on the Family magazine – Do I really believe that all the world’s people are valuable individuals made by a loving creator? Some days yes; other days, definitely no. But what do I use as my basis for judgment? My own hard feelings or God’s unchanging standard?
Taking Our Breath Away, Lifeway - Allergy-induced asthma has become a major health issue in America. Learn the causes and solutions and how a Christian can deal with such a medical condition with God’s help.
The Health Benefits of Prayer, originally for Focus on the Family - Thanks to Ronda at iluv2prshim for keeping the story alive in cyberland. Duke University released a study noting that an active prayer and Bible reading habit resulted in healthier and longer lives. Medical experts weighed in on the topic.
Erectile Dysfunction: No Laughing Matter, Focus over 50 - This physical problem often has an emotional and spiritual component that requires husbands and wives to communicate on a deeper level.
Taking the ‘I’ Out of Marriage, Focus on the Family - Little acts of selfless behavior can change your marriage from OK to wonderful. But something often gets in the way – ME!
The Ministry of Safe Play, Christianity Today - Urban Concern, a ministry of Xenos Christian Fellowship in Columbus, OH, is going against the stream in trying to effect change for Christ in the inner city. Instead of merely sending volunteers, many Urban Concern volunteers have moved to the city.
When Adult Children Reject the Faith, Focus over 50 - A story meant to help parents engage their adult children about faith in a way that’s respectful of their independence. Part of an online series for over-50 parents.
Your Career Choice . . . or Theirs?, Focus on the Family - A story that ran in the April/May 2009 issue. Are we letting the Spirit of God guide our thinking about our kids futures or is it more about us and our hopes that may be more worldly than godly. Ask a few questions of yourself and find out.
Family Ties: Creating Connections That Count, Focus on the Family – How do you form a lasting bond with your children? Building bridges that allow love, hopes, concerns and questions to flow easily is a lifelong pursuit, but one that can begin today.
Navigating Your Parents’ Financial Future, Focus over 50 and Troubled With - Looking at the long-term living arrangements and care of your aging parents can be confusing. Here are some options to consider.
Thanks, God, For Naked Fish, Plain Truth Online – My first magazine sale! Woohoo! A humorous and unexpected lesson from my son David on open-hearted prayer. By the way, then 5 year old David is now getting ready to graduate from high school. Unbelievable.
The Good, The Bad, & The Filter, Christian Parenting Today – Christian and conservative parents now have many options for filtering unacceptable content from TV shows, movies and the Internet. But are their children capable of filtering the ideas and beliefs that underly much of what’s found in the media?
Bridging The Generation Divide, Focus over 50 and Retirement with a Purpose – Older adults and teens often seem on different sides of the great cultural divide, but the Builder generation is in a unique position to influence children born between 1981 and 2000, also known as Millennials.
Former Homosexual a Pro-Family Lobbyist, originally for Focus on the Family’s Citizen magazine - Greg Quinlan was completely immersed in the gay lifestyle and culture when he got a wake-up call from halfway round the world.
The Tragedy and Triumph of Adolph Coors IV - Adolph Coors IV is the great grandson of Adolph Herman Joseph Coors who founded the Colorado brewery. The story reflects on the personal tragedies and difficulties that led Adolph Coors IV to accept Christ.
Clean Living on Campus, Boundless Webzine - Worried about sending your son or daughter to an American college campus? Who wouldn’t be! Drugs, alcohol and sex are not just topics in the classroom, but can be in the dorm room next door or coming into your kid’s place via a roommate. However, there are safe and God-honoring options, you just have to do your homework.
Ohio’s Education Debate, originally in Focus on the Family’s Citizen magazine - In 2001, Ohio became the flashpoint for the debate between Darwinian origins-of-life theorists and scientists and educators who support ‘intelligent design’, which proposes that evidence of a designer is possible via the scientific method.
The Stars and Stripes: A Brief History of the American Flag, originally for Focus over 50 – Did you know the first U.S. flag contained the crosses of St. George and St. Andrew? Or that a South Carolina version had the ominous message, “Don’t Tread on Me”?
‘ChooseLife’ license plates on a roll, CitizenLink - Despite court challenges, ‘Choose Life’ specialty license plates are increasing in popularity and availability throughout the country. Sales have increased too, helping fund pregnancy resource centers, maternity care facilities and adoption programs.
A Generation Under Sedation, Plain Truth Magazine - This story examines the sharp rise in the use of Ritalin as a means to handle hyperactive kids. Is this a good trend? How many kids really need this powerful stimulant to control behavior and settle their minds?
Loosening Darwin’s Grip, Citizen Magazine – Scholars, school board members and parents have begun realizing that Darwin’s theory about the origin of life has many missing links and it’s time to teach kids the whole story surrounding this controversial view.
The Truth about Alcohol, Boundless Webzine - Think alcohol over-consumption and abuse is a problem only on secular college campuses? Think again. And what a student does on this front affects not just themselves but those who they could influence for Christ.
When God Votes, Plain Truth Magazine – This piece looks at the rise of the evangelical Christian voting bloc as a force in American politics. The story traces the historic change that took place in the 1976 and 1980 general elections and looks at factors that influence Evangelical voting.