Don’t Be Like 'Josh,' Dad; Considers the Consequences

During the normal annual year-end reflecting, it’s been a good year for many of us. But one dad is really struggling—”Josh.” Today his family situation is drastically different from a year ago, and it’s all because of his own mistakes. He started down a...

New Dads (and Others) Need Support

According to a recent study, men need more support in their transition to fatherhood. The findings, which began as a thesis written by a midwife at a Swedish university, most likely ring true for men at any stage of fatherhood. The men interviewed reported that, while...

Get Ready to Be a Dad with a Fathers Assembly

When my wife was pregnant, I was nervous. I knew I was on the brink of the most monumental transition in my life, and the men around me were not helping. “Get your sleep now,” said one, two, three, or four. I lose count how many guys came up with this...

Fathering: Discover the Football Factor

On a Saturday afternoon, while his wife was out running errands, Brian was in his family room watching the Northcoast University Mudpuppys, his alma mater, play the Merrick State Generals, their rival. With a tie score and time running out, he sat on the edge of his...

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...