6 Thoughts for Dads of Special-Needs Children

6 Thoughts for Dads of Special-Needs Children

Fathers who have special-needs children or kids with life-threatening diseases face daunting challenges. Not only are their families more financially stressed, but the emotional, physical and relational strains of caring for a child will impact the entire family. But...

Accepting a Disabled Child, Part 1

Most dads don’t think about the responsibility of caring for a disabled child until they experience it first hand. Loving and accepting a child with special needs is a process which takes time and prayer to go through the emotions. Related Article: Accepting a...

Believe in Miracles: 5 Lessons from Raising a Cancer Survivor

5 Lessons from Raising a Cancer Survivor by Adam Bolling   I get to be a dad. [tweet_dis]There are many fulfilling things in life, but being a dad takes the cake.[/tweet_dis] Honestly, I never thought I would ever be so blessed as to be the father of five sons—that’s...

Real Fathering and the Glue that Holds Families Together

  Little nine-month-old Enoch has a rare genetic disorder that brings serious challenges to his life—physically and developmentally. Enoch’s granddad is a good friend of ours at NCF, and he covets all our prayers. We can only imagine what that little boy is going...

Fathering Challenges Demand the Right Attitude

  Perseverance in the face of challenges … It’s a virtue in many committed dads today. A few weeks back we told about Rob, a dad who considered it a privilege to have a special-needs child, and who described how that child has changed his entire family for the...

How to Be a Dad Who Turns Difficulties into Blessings

  How is fathering a child with special needs a “privilege”? Rob is a veteran father of four whose oldest child has Down Syndrome. Recently in a group of dads, Rob made this startling statement… He said that, despite all the physical, emotional and financial...