Show Your Love: 10-Second Hugs

How do you hug your kids? And how long? Not long ago, I gained a new insight about how I show love to my children. My good friend Mike and I were working together, and my son Tim, who was 16 at the time, came into the office. Mike greeted Tim with a big hug. To my...

Will you be my daddy?

Dad, there’s a kid who has a question for you. Just ask Jim. Jim is a well-established anesthesiologist who went with a suburban church group to spend some time with inner-city children. He spent several hours playing catch, shooting baskets, and doing his best to...

Two Essays from Fatherless Kids

Kids need dads, and we can always find proof in some of the essays written for our annual Father of the Year Essay Contest. In the midst of the all happy sentiments we receive, these essays are reminders that many kids out there don’t have a father in their lives. The...

Encourage Other Dads

Rusty is a friend of ours who has a passion for helping prison inmates. He recognized the overwhelming trend of fatherlessness among inmate fathers and took simple action to try to help. Some time ago, he began printing off copies of our weekly fathering e-mails and...

Loving Your Kids: “You Just Don’t Get It”

Dad, do you get it? Or are you missing it? Darren and his wife sat in the living room watching a video their son had created with some of his classmates. It was quite good, and as soon as it ended, Darren’s wife gushed about how impressed and proud she was of her son....