4 Ways to Ring in Your New Year of Fathering

Here at fathers.com, we often think of Father’s Day as a milestone, the start of a new year in your fathering, when you end one season and begin another. It can be a time when you reflect on the past and set goals and resolutions for the future—especially as they...

An Open Letter to Dads on Father’s Day

On this Father’s Day weekend I have a gift for you…a gift of words, beginning with some validation and encouragement, then ending with a challenge. As a father, you no doubt have a lot of weight on your shoulders and I’m guessing that you often feel overwhelmed with...
Great and Unexpected Things

Great and Unexpected Things

If you ask most little kids what they want to be when they grow up, you may be able to guess their answer. They want to be ballerinas, sports stars, and superheroes. Older kids will seemingly cast off those childhood dreams and, when asked by an adult, they’ll...

Kids’ Essays Show the Power of Father Figures

by Ken Canfield, Ph.D. Every Father’s Day I get reflective about the state of fatherhood in our nation—where we’ve been and where we’re going. First, my attention goes to all the children who are fatherless; we are acutely aware of the impact of fatherlessness. Its...
3 Reasons to Honor Moms

3 Reasons to Honor Moms

Dads, you’re ready to honor your mother and your children’s mother this Sunday … aren’t you? I hope Mother’s Day is something you throw yourself into, because moms deserve it—and it’s good for us and for our kids. By now you have probably made arrangements for...

Want to be a better dad? Do THIS…

What’s the biblical foundation for a Christian household? The third chapter of Colossians contains some pointed direction for Christian families: “Wives, submit to your husbands … Husbands, love your wives … Children, obey your parents.” We’d...