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...
COVID Cabin Fever? 10 Ways to Connect with Your Kids

COVID Cabin Fever? 10 Ways to Connect with Your Kids

by Jay Payleitner Dads, all of us need to realize that our kids are watching. And how we respond during this crazy pandemic season is going to impact how they will respond to various crises in their own lives for decades to come. No pressure, Dad. But you have a bit...
Why Isolation Can Be Good for Fathers and Families

Why Isolation Can Be Good for Fathers and Families

by Rick Wertz Social distancing and self-isolation are terms very few had heard of just a few weeks ago. Now they are daily headlines and constant reminders. The encouragement early on was to practice good hygiene and keep your distance from someone who is sick. That...
Runaway: A Moving Video of a Father’s Love

Runaway: A Moving Video of a Father’s Love

You’re probably familiar with the Prodigal Son parable from the Bible. Here’s what you might call a more modern version depicting the depth of a father’s love, featuring the song “Runaway” by Jess Ray. (Unofficial video by Kevin McGlade.)   The father in the...
Video: 3 Challenges for Dads for 2020

Video: 3 Challenges for Dads for 2020

Did you make fathering resolutions earlier this month? Whether you did or not, this week’s guest blog can serve as a reminder and a challenge. Consider these three suggestions from our long-time friend, Rick Wertz:     Make a commitment now to be the dad...

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