Audio: Don't Yell over Spilled Milk

Having kids gives you multiple chances to be a real-life hero. But only if your children have learned that, in a crisis, they can trust in your unconditional love. For more, listen to this “audio article” from Jay Payleitner, adapted from his book, 52...

What's your secret to a strong family?

Dad, what’s your secret to bonding with your children? There is compelling research on what makes a great father, as detailed in the book Championship Fathering. But along with that, we must also allow every dad room to find his own expressions of...

There’s No Such Thing As Quality Time

A Dad’s Point-Of-View I keep learning this great lesson. It’s something I know, but seem to have to experience repeatedly for it to sink into my stubborn head. With kids, there’s no such thing as quality time, only quantity time. Some people actually...

Family Dinner … Why?

What is your family schedule like? Does it ever seem like all the family members are going in different directions all the time? One way to fight that trend is to make dinner time a priority. Is there anything magical about having a meal together? There could be....

Are you (and Mom) running on empty?

One of a father’s key roles, from the moment he becomes a dad, is resource management. It’s part of the vital task of providing for his family. Typically, we think of provision in the context of finances—earning an adequate salary to help meet the family’s...

The BEST Thing for Your Kids

Some recent research points to an action point that may seem simple, but it isn’t easy. The study, published in the Journal of Communication and Religion, cites numerous studies indicating that a child’s relationship with his or her parents is the single most...