The group of eight men, all from the same church accepted an invitation from a friend to attend a Faithful Fathering Leadership Luncheon. After checking in, they were seated at their own round table that had a large silver binder and a relay baton in the middle of it. The founder of the ministry shared his testimony and challenged each man and church to raise the bar for fathering through the implementation of the PASS the BATON strategy. The group took the binder and baton back to their church with a commitment to start a movement to raise the bar for fathering individually and corporately.
The PASS the BATON strategy starts with ...read on
The house was set up with all the new technology. The media bundle available opened the door to hundreds of channels and Internet with his cell phone service provider. Several big screens were set up throughout the house to view everything from Netflix to popular sitcoms, to HBO to tremendously advanced video games. One weekend, the dad got a lot of pushback when he wanted the whole family to go camping at a state park. The kids, left to their own devices, preferred staying home and playing games.
In the Dad’s Armor study, a standard is presented for what the house of a father is expected to look like. There is ...read on
He had his share of training physically by participating in the various sports played through high school. Competing at the college level required a willingness and tenacity to endure the training that would facilitate further growth. As an adult in the workplace, training was required as part of getting in line with company expectations. Physical and job-related training are part of normal life in this world.
Training in relationships and discipleship are ...read on
The young man completed his college degree and was ready to start what he knew would be a successful business career. A job offer was extended and accepted from a company that recognized young talent. The demands were excessive and the hours were long. The promotions, pay raises and new opportunities had him moving up the career ladder at a good pace. All that was happening was in stride with his goal to be president of the company within 15 years.
The religious background in the home he grew up in provided ...read on
The story goes of one man receiving a call to change the world. As an ambassador to a foreign nation, he felt he was in the right spot, but the complexities of the different nations quickly overwhelmed him. Frustrated, he turned to his own nation to change it for the better. Again, the different cultures created obstacles he could not overcome. He then decided to turn to his city, but times had changed and the city council was not receptive to his suggestions. Finally, he turned to his family thinking he could at least have an impact there, but his kids were now grown.
One of my favorite movie clips is from Michael where John Travolta plays the Archangel. The scene is late in the movie – Michael sees a bull standing in the pasture and says, “Battle!” as he hops the fence to face off against the bull. After the head-on collision, both the bull and Michael are on the ground. When asked if he is okay, Michael responds, “No injuries, 6360 battles,” as his friend helps him up.
The national financial deficit is blasting by $22.5 trillion as ever-expanding federal government spending programs continue to outpace what the economy can support. This is irresponsible and not sustainable if we continue on the present course.
The national fathering deficit has 40 percent of kids waking up in homes without a dad present as marriages continue to fail nearly half of the time. Furthermore, fifty percent of ...read on
The most powerful man in the world - He is a very unique man who is consistent in his beliefs and stands on issues with a keen understanding of the impact he has on generations to come. He is committed to doing what is right, with perseverance second to none. He is a humble leader who accepts responsibility for preserving this one nation under God.
“I remember lookin’ up to look up to him. An’ I remember, most the time he wasn’t there. I’d be waitin’ at the door when he got home at night. He’d pass me by to go pass out in his chair. An’ I’d say: ‘Walk a little straighter, Daddy, You’re swayin’, side to side. Your footsteps make me dizzy, and no matter how I try, I keep trippin’ an’ stumblin’. If you’d look down here, you’d see: Walk a little straighter, Daddy, You’re leading me.’” – The powerful first verse of Billy Currington’s hit song, “Walk a Little Straighter”.
A dad’s walk can be impeded by more than alcohol. One dad ...read on
He was raised in a violent alcoholic home. Alcoholism could be traced back through several generations of the dad’s German heritage. His mother was devoutly Catholic, the product of a rich Irish heritage. She made sure the kids were in church every Sunday. Religion was thought to be foundational for the family to navigate through a home life plagued by alcoholism exacerbated by post-traumatic stress from World War II.