Fall 2018 Speaking Schedule: love to see you at one of these dates!

I thought I would post a list of the upcoming speaking dates I have this fall.  I did not include schools to this list as they are not events you might be able to attend.

For these dates, you can do one of 3 things:

  1. Attend with you and your family/friends.
  2. Bring some of the students/parents from your church along. You might want to email the church to confirm there are no costs.
  3. If I am in your region for a talk and you want to add a speaking date for your school, church, or another event please let me know. I often add in a Catholic School or Christian school in the cities I am speaking in.

Please make sure you check on their church/conference websites for more information. The times could change. Thanks

September 2018

Date: Friday, Sept 21st – St Andrew’s Anglican Church – Alliston
Talk: Navigating Everything
Time: 7 pm

Date: Sat. Sept 29th – Orillia Community Church- Orillia
Talk: Navigating Everything
Time: 6 pm

October 2018


Date: Thursday, Oct 4th – London District Christian Secondary School – London
Talk: Navigating Everything
Time: 6 pm

Date: Saturday, Oct 13th – Change Conference- Toronto ( – you need tickets for this event
Talk: The Sex Talk
Time: 1 pm

Date: Monday. Oct 15th – Forward Church – Cambridge
Talk: Navigating Everything
Time: 7 pm

Date: Wednesday, Oct 17th – Compass Point Church – Burlington
Talk: Navigating Everything
Time: 7 pm (tentative start time)

Date: Saturday, Oct. 20th – Forward Church – Cambridge
Talk: The Porn Project – Men’s Breakfast (contact church for more information)
Time: 8 am (tentative time)

Date: Sunday, Oct 21st – The Village – Brooklin
Talk: interview for morning service
Time: 10:33 am

Date: Saturday, Oct. 28th – Renaissance Baptist Church – Brooklin
Talk: Navigating Everything
Time: 6 pm

November 2018

Date: Saturday, Nov 3rd – New Life Seventh Day Adventist Church – Oshawa
Talk: Walking Wounded
Time: 11 am

Date: Saturday, Nov 3rd – To Be Young and Free Conference – Scarborough
Talk: Walking Wounded – You need tickets for this event (
Time: late afternoon talk

Date: Sunday, Nov 4th – New Life Christian Church – Vaughan
Talk: Walking Wounded
Time: 10:30 am & 12 pm

Date: Sunday, Nov 18th – WMB (Waterloo Mennonite Brethren Church) – Waterloo
Talk: Navigating Everything
Time: 2-4pm

Date: Wednesday, Nov 27th – ForestBrook Community Church – Pickering Village (Ajax)
Time: 7pm


There are a number of other tentative dates that will be added to my schedule once confirmed. You can find my tour dates here –












How to help your child/teen during a panic/anxiety attack

I often get emails from parents asking me about how they can help their child when they are having a panic/anxiety attack. In this video, we will look at some definitions, some signs your child might be having a panic/anxiety attack, and some things to do to help during that time.

Love to hear your thoughts on this. What has worked for you? What did not work?

10 ways to slow life down

As parents life is busy trying to balance family and work. The truth is life is busy for everyone. We need to look at slowing life down in our homes not only for our kid’s sake but for our own sanity as well. This vlog is 10 ways I think that we can slow down in our life. There are many other ways to do this. These are just 10. Add any more ways you can slow down in the comments below.

Thanks… and looking forward

As we head into the midpoint of Summer 2018, I want to say a huge thank you to a few groups of people:

  1. Thank-you to the people who booked me to speak in your churches, schools, camps, and conferences. I so appreciate the opportunity to share my talks with your people. I am honoured that I have been able to be speaking for 21 years.
  2. Thank-you to my monthly and yearly donors. You are the backbone behind this ministry and I thank you so much for your continued support. We need to raise about 40% of our funding each year from donations. 40% comes from the honorariums as I speak and the remaining 20% comes from sales of our books, digital downloads, and dvds. Your support helps me do the work that I do. Thanks for your partnership with me to allow me to keep doing what I do.
  3. Thank-you to the people who purchased my books, dvd’s and online digital presentations. I hope these products help support you in your families, churches, and schools. The proceeds of all purchases go directly back into the work at the charity.
  4. Thank-you to the people who have prayed for my speaking dates, my health, my family and the work that I do at Worlds Apart.
  5. Thank-you to my Board of Directors at, accountant, web designers, graphic designer, consultants and all others who have supported this work.
  6. Thank-you to my wife Dawn, and my children Zoe and Ben for their support in the work that I do and the understanding for the time that I spend away from them.


  1. This Spring I was able to film my talk the questions which that answers 8 basic dating questions for teens and young adults. Digital copy –
  2. This year I brought out a brand new talk for Parents called Navigating Everything. You can find more information here –
  3.  I have started a new Youtube channel to go along with this new talk where I have committed to uploading a weekly video for the next 2 years to help parents in some aspect of parenting. You can subscribe to this channel here –

Looking forward to the next few years:

  1. There are many dates already booked for the upcoming year in churches, camps, conferences and other venues. It is always exciting to see new bookings coming in each year. I am hoping to add a few Family Camps next summer as well.
  2. In the next month, I hope to complete the writing of my latest book (Parenting: Navigating Everything) which is a large handbook for parents on all aspects of parenting. It is looking like it will be around 200,000 words and is the largest project I have ever done.
  3. Once the book is complete I will start to create a new talk for students called Students: Navigating Everything. The same idea as the parents talk but designed specifically to help students navigate all aspects of life in the modern culture they are growing up in today. This will take about a year to research and create.

Where we need help in 2018:

  1. While I am finishing the writing of the parent’s book I have an editor presently starting to edit the completed chapters. Once all the editing is complete we head to typesetting and then printing. My goal is to have the book out for a Jan. 1st, 2019 release. To get this done I could really use your support. Where we stand presently with this project:
    Research $2500 – funded
    Publishing $1000 – funded
    Editing $6500 – needed
    Graphics $1000 – needed
    Printing books $8000 – needed
    Fundraising needs – $15,500
    This is not an enormous amount of money but for a small charity like ours, it seems pretty large. We are able to offer you a tax receipt for your donations. Whether you can give a little or a lot thanks for considering this project.
  2. We are desperately in need to upgrade my computers. My present laptop is from 2011 and my desktop is from 2012. Once the book project is funded this will be the next priority
  3. I would love to grow our monthly donors by about 50 people at $10 a month.

If you would like to donate you can send a cheque to Worlds Apart (68 Ashbury Blvd, Ajax, Ontario, L1Z1M8) or donate online (one time or monthly) by clicking here. Thanks for your support

If you have any questions please send me an email or a message on social media. Again thanks for all your support.