Runaway: A Moving Video of a Father’s Love

Runaway: A Moving Video of a Father’s Love

You’re probably familiar with the Prodigal Son parable from the Bible. Here’s what you might call a more modern version depicting the depth of a father’s love, featuring the song “Runaway” by Jess Ray. (Unofficial video by Kevin McGlade.)   The father in the video...
Valentine’s Day: Make them Feel Loved

Valentine’s Day: Make them Feel Loved

by Ken R Canfield, Ph.D. There are differing opinions about Valentine’s Day. Some couples—and dads—use it as an opportunity to go all-out in expressing love to their wives and children. At the other extreme, some view it as a “Hallmark holiday”—created by greeting...
Halftime Shows & Helping Our Children Define the Line

Halftime Shows & Helping Our Children Define the Line

by Randell Turner, Ph.D. As is often the case, last Sunday’s halftime show during the “big game” drew a variety of reactions. On one hand, there were celebrities and well-known athletes praising the two women on stage: “AMAZING! Fantastic Half Time Show!” “Incredible...
Kobe “Loved Being a Dad”: Fathers & Time

Kobe “Loved Being a Dad”: Fathers & Time

by Ken R Canfield, Ph.D. I join with many around the world this week in mourning the lives lost in the tragic helicopter crash in California—NBA great Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others. While all nine people deserve to be memorialized, it makes sense...
Video: 3 Challenges for Dads for 2020

Video: 3 Challenges for Dads for 2020

Did you make fathering resolutions earlier this month? Whether you did or not, this week’s guest blog can serve as a reminder and a challenge. Consider these three suggestions from our long-time friend, Rick Wertz:     Make a commitment now to be the dad your children...
Affirming Touch from Dad – 7 Tips

Affirming Touch from Dad – 7 Tips

There’s great power and affirmation in a father’s touch. A kiss on the forehead. A rub of the head. A bear hug. A squeeze on the knee. A fist bump. A pat on the back. An arm around the shoulder. Dad, you need to recognize how much power there is in your touch....