If I Could Go Back and “Father” 30-Year-Old Me

If I Could Go Back and “Father” 30-Year-Old Me

by Brian Phipps I have three incredible “almost-grown” kids. My daughter just started a new business and is dating a fine young man. My older son is thriving in the honors program of an excellent Christian college. My younger son is ranked eighteenth academically in...
Sign on for a Lifetime Commitment

Sign on for a Lifetime Commitment

Joey was spending the night with a friend across town. The two boys stayed up late into the night playing, as friends like to do, and finally made it into bed around 1:30 in the morning. But it wasn’t long before Joey woke up after a nightmare, and the scary images...
Clarify Your Vision (With Help from a Former Mob Boss)

Clarify Your Vision (With Help from a Former Mob Boss)

by Michelle Watson, PhD, LPC I don’t know if Twitter is your thing or not. For me, it used to be an overwhelming foreign world, but over time I’ve discovered that it’s not nearly as scary as I first thought and it’s proved to be a superhighway for connecting with...
COVID-19: Are you getting the message, dad?

COVID-19: Are you getting the message, dad?

Just a few months ago, some of you observed Lent by denying yourself something for a given time, whether it was a certain food or something else you normally do. The discipline of fasting is similar—usually done for spiritual or health reasons—where someone goes...
Video: Stay Connected to Your Daughter

Video: Stay Connected to Your Daughter

Our good friend Rick Wertz enlisted help from his adult daughter, Amanda, to describe ways dads can stay connected to their daughters. It’s short video, but you’ll be challenged with some simple but powerful action steps. (And she provides some good ideas...
How Will You Handle Memorial Day?

How Will You Handle Memorial Day?

Memorial Day is a great time for fathers to drive home some lasting lessons on patriotism, heroism and sacrificing yourself for a worthy cause. For many years, a dad named Ron spent Memorial Day weekends with his kids and some of their friends doing a fundraiser for...

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