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What's My Purpose?

What should be a dad’s mind-set in raising his kids? I’m Mark Merrill with today’s Family Minute. The mind-set of many fathers is thinking that their job as a dad is to be just a provider and protector. But that’s not enough. An All Pro Dad needs to have a new mind-set and know his purpose. Let me illustrate. Navy SEALS are physically and mentally tough. Their job and their mission are all-important.  That’s their...
Apr 23, 2012 / Fatherhood

Who Am I?

Do you know the essentials of fatherhood? I’m Mark Merrill with today’s Family Minute.  In my new book, All Pro Dad, I lay out seven essential M’s every father must know to love and lead his kids well. The first M is Makeup. To know your Makeup, you have to understand two things—your identity and your gifts. First, your identity. Your identity is who you are. It’s what makes you valuable. You are valuable because...
Apr 20, 2012 / Fatherhood

Are You Taking Your Most Important Job Seriously?

As I share in my new book, All Pro Dad, Tony Dungy, Truett Cathy, and Michael W. Smith are committed fathers. All of them understand that being a dad is their most important job…they understand that it’s serious business and they make a huge investment of their time and energy in that business. And, all of them understand that their mission as a dad is all-important. That mission is to love their children well and...
Apr 13, 2012 / Fatherhood

Fatherhood: The Amazing Adventure

During my twenty-two year quest of being a dad, I’ve experienced the joy of standing on mountaintops and the pain of crawling through valleys. Fatherhood is full of fun, excitement, and adventure, but difficulty and pain in raising children may unexpectedly leap across our trail like a wild beast attacking us and our kids. In my new book, All Pro Dad, I’ll show you how to slay those beasts and stay the course,...
Apr 09, 2012 / Fatherhood

A Great Dad is Courageous

Jan 16, 2012 / Fatherhood

A Great Dad is Courageous

To be a great dad takes courage.  The courage to set your own house rules, to admit when you are wrong, and to be a parent, not a pal, to your kids.  In the movie, Courageous, five men sign a resolution to be the best fathers they can be. They discover it’s one of the most difficult challenges of their lives.  Alex, the lead character in Courageous said, “I don’t feel like I started well, I want to finish well.” ...
Jan 16, 2012 / Fatherhood

The Key to Becoming a Mentor Leader

Coach Dungy can help you answer that question. In his best-selling book, The Mentor Leader, Coach Tony Dungy says, "…Mentor leaders have a direct, intentional, and positive impact on the people they lead by showing them how to succeed by example and through step-by-step teaching." Ultimately, being a mentor is about being a positive influence in your relationships. The key to becoming a mentor leader is learning...
Sep 28, 2011 / Fatherhood



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