Patrick Hughes was born blind and with physical restrictions that keep him in a wheelchair. Can you imagine how his father must have felt? Patrick Senior often wondered, “Why us?” But then …
Fathering Commitment Articles
Pick one fathering challenge, find a way to address it, and make some positive things happen.
Chris told me a story that provides a great example and a new word we can all use to help us remember the importance of encouraging our kids.
How we respond to difficulties or crisis situations will create a reference point that our children will remember and carry forward into the future.
Our children place great value on our time and our presence. Numerous studies confirm the benefits they see when we invest in their lives.
Financial issues bring meaningful opportunities to the fathering role; our task is to make the most of those opportunities.
As fathers, we can’t predict the future, but times of testing should motivate us to step up as leaders for our children and families, and be prepared as best we can.
Commitment is our calling card as fathers. It’s our resolve to always act on our child’s behalf, no matter what the hour, no matter what other pressures are competing for our time, no matter how little recognition we receive, and no matter how young or old, near or far away that child may be.
Armin is now living every day with renewed passion for fathering and is making different decisions about what to do with his time, money, and energy now that he’s clarified his fathering vision.