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5 Ways Dads Can Turn Chronic Failure into Success

There will come a time in every man’s life when he finds himself in a season when he feels like failure.  It’s a time when you seem to continually mess up at work, in your marriage, and as a parent.  But it’s important to keep in mind that struggles put you in a great position to grow and move forward.  Here are 5 ways dads can turn failure into success.  First, you must learn that parenting is a team sport. ...
May 14, 2018 / Fatherhood

How to Be an All Pro Dad with Detroit Lions Head Coach Jim Caldwell

Being a father is the most important job you’ll ever have. So let’s check out 3 ways to succeed in your role as a dad. First, pour your energy into your work life and your home life. Second, be sure to connect with your kids. Connecting with your kids on a daily basis could be as simple as asking about their day, going for a bike ride together or sitting down for a family dinner. Third, be sure to make parenting a...
May 23, 2017 / Fatherhood

Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters with Meg Meeker

You raise strong girls by having a father actively involved in their life. How do fathers influence daughters? First, fathers are role models. Remember the saying, "Monkey see, monkey do?" Well it’s no different in parenting! Daughters follow what their fathers do. Second, fathers are encouragers. When girls are faced with tough decisions, their dads’ encouragement means the most. So whether it’s alcohol,...
Jul 21, 2015 / Fatherhood

You Might Be a Family Guy if...with Jeff Foxworthy

Comedian Jeff Foxworthy is well-known for his “you might be a redneck if…” jokes. On my podcast, Jeff recently shared with me how “you might be a family guy if…” First, if you are intentional. Show your kids that they are important to you. Be intentional about spending time with them. Second, “you might be a family guy if…” you make good choices for your family. Always do what is in the best interest of your wife...
Jun 02, 2015 / Fatherhood

How to Talk to Your Son about Sex

Talking with our kids about sex is a daunting thought. How will we know what to say? Well, here are a few keys to tackling the topic of sex. First, ask open-ended questions. This will help you gauge what he knows versus what you need to teach him or correct in his thinking. Next, be serious. Make it a respectful conversation in which you truthfully and carefully share with him the purpose of sex in marriage....
Apr 29, 2015 / Fatherhood

10 Things Loving Fathers Do for Their Children

As fathers, we have a responsibility to love our kids in a way that only we can. So here are 4 things loving fathers do for their children. First, loving fathers are always there for their kids. This means investing our time and energy into being part of our children’s lives. Second, loving fathers are just that: fathers. Our kids don’t need another pal; they want a parent…someone who will make tough decisions and...
Apr 15, 2015 / Fatherhood

10 Battles for Your Family You Must Fight and Win

Not everything in life is worth fighting for. But there’s one thing parents are called to fight for: their family. So here are 3 common battles you must fight and win. First, fight for security. Making your family feel safe means more than just turning on the alarm system. It’s about assuring your family that they can always depend on you—no matter what. Second, fight for peace. This means being quick to forgive...
Apr 01, 2015 / Fatherhood



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