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7 Things a Son Needs from His Father

As a boy grows up, there are many people who will influence, impact, and inspire him. But, as his father, you want to be the main voice he hears. You are, and should be, his most important role model for life. So as your son grows and matures into a young man, be sure that you give him what he needs. First, he needs you to be present—in the little moments and in the big moments. Second, he needs you to affirm him...
Dec 07, 2017 / Fatherhood

A Real Life Job Description for Every Dad

Most job descriptions just cover general areas of responsibility. Few job descriptions actually capture what a typical workday is really like. So, I'd like to take a stab at a real dad job description that every father needs to know. A dad must be a Cheerleader. He will strive to be present at and loudly cheer during sports, music, dance, and other performances. A dad must be an Energy Conservationist. He will...
Nov 01, 2017 / Fatherhood

Why You Should Interview Your Daughter's Date

As my daughters went through high school, I was very intentional about talking to them about their relationships with young men. I also made it a point to interview each of their dates. Why interview your daughter’s date? First, you are showing your daughter that you value her and that you expect other men to value her too. Second, you are showing the young man how much you value your daughter. Third, you are...
Oct 26, 2017 / Fatherhood

5 Activities Good Fathers Should Stop Doing

The transition into parenthood is dynamic and life-altering. We must move from focusing on ourselves to focusing on our family first. Sometimes we have a difficult time letting go of former habits and lifestyle choices. And yet, I promise you that it is always worth it to do what’s best for your family. So here are 5 activities that good fathers must stop doing. First, quit substance abuse. I strongly encourage...
Oct 23, 2017 / Fatherhood

The Shelter Your Daughter Needs

In a world of danger and difficulties, our daughters need our protection. They need a shelter with a foundation of love, a frame of faithfulness, and a roof of trust. Because our role as parents is to help protect our daughters each day, it is up to us to provide for them in these 3 ways. First, provide for her physically. Physically protecting your daughter means teaching her to make safe choices and avoid...
Oct 17, 2017 / Fatherhood

Ladies First: Four Benefits of Showing Chivalry to Your Spouse and Daughter

Chivalry is not an archaic, medieval concept. It’s something that should be alive and well in our culture today. Our world needs more civility, common sense, kindness, and chivalry. Chivalry is displayed when a man honors a woman…is courteous and polite to her. So men, here are ways your kids benefit from your chivalrous deeds. First, you’re showing your children that seeing the needs of others and serving them is...
Oct 11, 2017 / Fatherhood

How to Interview Your Daughter's Date

If you were to take just 30 minutes to interview your daughter’s potential date, you would be able to learn a lot about him, while setting clear expectations for him. Here are a few key steps to consider: First, have your daughter prepared to tell any guy that asks her out to call you first before answering him. This makes you her first line of defense. And it sets up the interview itself. But it also allows you...
Oct 03, 2017 / Fatherhood

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