Thanksgiving: The Holiday and Beyond

Happy Thanksgiving! This week we celebrate a holiday that should carry a lot of meaning for us and for our children. If we could learn to be thankful, it would change our perspective on what we have, what we don’t have, and how we should respond to those around...

Shining Examples of Care and Concern

November 20 is a holiday that gets too little attention: National Adoption Day. This is its 11th annual celebration. According to an official statement from the White House, this is an effort to “lift up adoption as a positive and powerful force in the lives of...

The 2nd Most Important Book Your Kids Will Ever Read

Do your children know your philosophy on life? Do they know what your core values are, and where you stand on important topics that impact their lives? Have you ever thought about putting it in writing? About 2 years ago I started to write a book to my kids. I have...

Hope Out of Tragedy: The Ultimate Overcomer

This story might be difficult to hear, and for committed, loving fathers, it’s unimaginable. But we’re confident that some dads need to hear it: One night back in 1985, Chris Keith, age 5, was shot in the head by his own father while he slept....

How Fatherhood Can Change You

Some recent research studies have found biological changes in new fathers — even at the hormonal and brain cell level. One study in Israel tracked levels of the hormone oxytocin in first-time parents during the early months of parenting. Oxytocin is known for...