The consistent encouragement to pray for our kids has resulted in some of the most powerful feedback received from dads over our 20 years of ministry. Stories of relationships restored, wayward children returning, comfort in times of trial and safety in the face of danger have affirmed how important it is to pray always.
One great church that Faithful Fathering has been blessed to work with the past number of years, Memorial Church of Christ in Houston has taken their prayer initiative to a new level as dads and families prepare for returning to school in strange times ...read on
Commitment is the topic for this final week of the DadsHeroChallenge. Commitment is the single biggest determinant of a dad’s effectiveness as a father. We have covered the significance of being nurturing, consistent, involved and aware. Now the rubber meets the road with your willingness to commit to taking a step forward in your walk as a father.
One dad asked if he needed to commit to more quality time or quantity time ...read on
Awareness is the topic for this fourth week of the DadsHeroChallenge. What are dads to be aware of? One important point of realization is that first time exposure to pornography is now happening at an average age of 9-yrs old. Where you aware of that?
One dad "retired" from some of his hobbies and other outside activities, including golf, to get ...read on
Involvement is the topic for this third week of the DadsHeroChallenge. Being there, being present and accounted for, is the key for this dimension of the fathering role. Being present physically is at an all-time high for many as travel schedules have been scaled back and employers encourage working from home. But what is there to be involved with when the kids’ activities have been cancelled as well?
Consistency is the topic for this second week of the DadsHeroChallenge. One of the wake-up calls over the past number of months has been my consistency in certain areas of life and the lack thereof in other areas. I was consistent with going to work and navigating through the busy-ness of the day but inconsistent with investing time well in family. This time has opened my eyes to right priorities, to be more consistent in the right stuff.
The wife of Rick Husband, commander of the Columbia Space Shuttle, had this to say about her husband ...read on
If you enjoy giving and getting hugs, the last several months have been pretty tough on you. If you are not a touchy-feely guy, you may see this as a time of reckoning for all those huggers out there. But do not discount the power of touch. A UCLA study years ago showed that kids and adults need eight to ten touches a day for good emotional health. As dads, we need to hug our daughters and sons early and often each day.
What is ‘Dad Enough’? Is being a faithful father – a dad that prioritizes his physical presence, is engaged emotionally and leads spiritually by example, ‘Dad Enough’? Is it about making all the kids’ events you can, dating your daughter and loving their mother? If you have a great relationship with your grown children, have you been ‘Dad Enough’?
Fathering is a journey. The end result is unknown but the markers along the way are impactful in the shaping of a young man or young woman. Faithful Fathering is issuing a challenge for the journey, the DadsHeroChallenge – ...read on
John Lewis, civil rights leader and Democratic Congressman from Georgia, passed Friday, July 17, 2020. Lewis was one of ten children of a sharecropper in Alabama when state power enforced white supremacy in the American South. He dreamed of being a preacher, but had a political awakening over civil rights while attending American Baptist Theological Seminary in Nashville. He led the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and in the early 1960s became the most prominent young leader of the civil-rights movement that broke Jim Crow. Nonviolent protests built ...read on
In his book, “Impossible People”, Os Guinness refers to Peter Damian as the impossible man. The eleventh century Benedictine reformer relentlessly spoke out against the most prominent evils – “In particular, he attacked the widespread practice of simony, the selling of church positions for money, and the equally widespread acceptance of homosexuality, pedophilia and pederasty, especially among the clergy.” Churches and the leaders had little regard for truth or for the integrity and purity of the Christian faith but did not appreciate Damian calling them out.
That was a thousand years ago! Today, there continues to be ...read on
Wow, it was quiet! Five days backpacking in the San Juan Mountains of Southern Colorado with no Internet, no cell service, no news and no other folks on the trail. It was just dads and sons enjoying God’s creation, fellowship and man-to-man discussion each evening. We covered over 30 miles and went from 8300’ elevation to 12,000’ at the Continental Divide. It was a wonderful week.
Then it was time to return home with the challenge to ...read on