Honoring Your Dad is a Privilege

The annual Father’s Day news release by the U.S. Census Bureau presents some interesting statistics related to the holiday: As of 2007, there were 8,610 men’s clothing stores in the United States, 14,193 hardware stores, and 23,756 sporting goods stores....

Forgiving Our Fathers

Father’s Day has a way of bursting through any barriers around my heart and releasing my feelings to splash all over the page before me. A gift of a tear or two to cleanse the soul–or at least, my soul …. There are a million things we never had the chance...

Prepare to Honor Your Dad Like a 5th Grader

Spring gives us opportunities to recognize deserving kids and dads as part of our Father of the Year Essay Contests. We have identified winning essays written by kids in four markets around the country, and we’re in the process of choosing dads who will be...

Find Healing with Your Dad

Where are you in your relationship with your father? Surely some of you reading today don’t want to think about your dad because there’s too much pain there. Maybe you’re thinking, What good would it do? Others have a good relationship with dad, but...

How to Overcome Anger Toward Your Father

I remember when I first became aware of my out-of-control father-anger. One frigid winter morning when I was 15, my mother woke me to go with her to the welfare office on Chicago’s West Side. She’d received a notice that her check was being held due to insufficient...

Forgiving Dad – A Freedom Song

Tomorrow I’ll think fondly of Dad. Which is odd, because I hated him when he was alive. Dad was an angry, hard-swearing, tattooed man’s man. He’d been an Alaska bush pilot, but by the time I came along, he was a California travelling salesman,...