Church Dad: 5 Things I Learned From My Fathers
I have been in and around the church all my life. My father was a pastor when I was a little boy. My step-father was a pastor in my late teens and early twenties. I served faithfully at the church he and my mother pastored for close to 15 years. Now, I am a pastor. One thing I have found out is that men at church must father their children and become a “Church Dad”. Too many times we place titles and positions over one of the most important titles a man can have. Tha
I’m a Home-school Dad. My daughter does not attend school at the public school. She attends school at home, at the park, in the vehicle as we go on errands, or as she visits friends and the babysitter’s houses. We strive to highlight the teachable moments that pop up in life. This is something that my wife and I didn’t do nearly as much of when my daughter was in public school. As a father, homeschooling has its ups and downs, but I am so glad we do it. You see, we have
Shut Up! You Don't Know What You Are Talking About!
I believe I may have grown up in the last generation where the common expectation for kids were to be seen and not heard. If I happened to stumble into an adult conversation, I had better not look like I was listening to what was being said and I better not attempt to join the conversation. The consequence of that no-no would not have been good. Most times, when adults were having a conversation with each other, the children were asked to leave the room because, "this is g
Breast, Sex, and Nutrition?
Breastmilk is the best milk for babies and toddlers to receive. Formula is good, but breastmilk is better. Breastmilk does many things that formula cannot, plus it’s free. Breastmilk protects the baby from getting sick and boost his immune system. Breastmilk helps lower the baby's chance of SIDS, diabetes, obesity, and some cancers. Breastfeeding helps mom lose pregnancy weight faster and lowers her risk of bone disease and some cancers. So, if breastmilk is so healthy f
Dad Breastfeeding is about the Baby
National Breastfeeding Awareness Month This month is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. Breastmilk is the healthiest kind of milk for babies. Doctors encourage mothers to nurse their children if possible. Research shows that babies that are breastfed exclusively for at least 6 months are less likely to ear infections, diarrhea and respiratory illness, are better able to fight infection, and a host of other health benefits. I would like to share my story. I am a loving
The Extraordinary Fatherhood League
It’s a position that many of you have been preparing for and training for your entire life, yet you may be unaware that you have been prepping for one of the greatest leagues on earth. The ups and downs of life, the victories you have achieved, and the setbacks you have received along the way, has gotten you to where you are now. As you look back in life, you can see how you have grown in maturity. The old strategies of thinking solely about you and being self-absorbed as