When did you know you were a man? (See Video)

The movie Courageous has powerful insights for dads in just about every scene, including one that asks us to ponder the question, “When did you know you were a man?” Some of the characters’ answers include: “When I moved out on my own.”...

8 Ways Dads Benefit Boys

Countless studies have shown that growing up with a father increases boys’ school performance and decreases their risk of committing a crime and abusing drugs and alcohol. Here are eight more ways dads influence boys—whether they live in the home or stay...

How to Bring Out the Best in Your Son

If you have fathered a son, you influence how he ultimately comes to define himself as a man. The image he carries of you in his soul will in some way guide his steps. He may follow in your footsteps, intentionally choose a different path, or journey through a...

Raising Self-Controlled Sons

“Today’s men are obsessed with money, greed and sex. We will talk about the first two, somewhat, but the last one we avoid.” So writes author Archie Wortham. Wortham believes dads need to talk to other men about the challenges they have faced or are facing as men,...

Dads, we're the remedy for a crisis

In a 2006 article, Orlando Sentinel columnist Kathleen Parker addressed America’s “boy crisis.” Many have recently drawn attention to statistics showing that boys are falling behind in school performance. Parker responded to a recent study which...

Boys and "Band of Brothers"

A deluge of recent studies makes it clear that boys are vulnerable. They are falling behind in many key areas: SAT scores, reading proficiency and college attendance; and moving ahead in some undesirable statistics: emotional disturbance, school dropout and suicide...