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  • The Adam Project
2009, 2022

The Adam Project: Time Travelling to Dad

By |September 20th, 2022|

From Frankenstein to Star Wars, science fiction is always so much more poignant and relatable when the story tackles issues surrounding family, identity and morality. Netflix’s recent release, The Adam Project (2022), blends these elements with swashbuckling fight scenes and the wondrous concept of time travel to produce a (mostly) ...

809, 2022
  • Hostile Territory

New Western is a Fitting Tribute to Dads in ‘Hostile Territory’

By |September 8th, 2022|

Hostile Territory, the latest offering from actor, director, and writer Brian Presley, has all the right dads-for-kids ingredients. Set in Missouri in the mid-1860s, the 2022 film is an award-worthy western with a crisp contemporary edge. The well-thought-out script follows battle-hardened Union army Captain Jack Calgrove, who, at war’s end, ...

2306, 2022
  • Fatherhood

‘Fatherhood’: Touching, Hilarious Film About a Single Dad

By |June 23rd, 2022|

Recently on a flight -- my first flight with my baby son -- I was able to catch the 2021 comedy-drama Fatherhood, starring the irrepressible Kevin Hart of Jumanji fame. The film centres on single dad Matt Logelin, left alone with his baby daughter Maddy after Matt’s wife Liz unexpectedly ...

2306, 2022
  • Top Gun Maverick

‘Top Gun – Maverick’ is Action-Based “Dad Cinema” At Its Very Best

By |June 23rd, 2022|

Top Gun: Maverick is smashing box offices, and it’s easy to understand why. The film is spectacularly outpacing its weak-because-they’re-woke counterparts, because the film’s unapologetic dad themes resonate. Alongside the gutsy F-18 camera shots, audiences are in love with the Tom Cruise/Joseph Kosinski sequel because its father-son backstory hits home. Even ...

2105, 2022
  • Father Stu

Father Stu: Marvellous Movie with a Fatherhood Theme

By |May 21st, 2022|

"Father Stu" is not a movie for the fainthearted, but with the true story of a man who overcame his trauma and his failures to become a solid spiritual father, it has an inspiring message for us all. I go to movie theatres these days in fear and trembling. I ...

605, 2022
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Video: A New Perspective For Mums

By |May 6th, 2022|

A lovely video to share as we celebrate mums this Mother's Day weekend. Any mother will tell you that being a mum is a full-time job. And sometimes, the job can really test you. Some feel as though they have no patience left, or that they’re somehow failing as a ...

3004, 2022
  • questions

Successful Fathers Ask Good Questions

By |April 30th, 2022|

Putting aside your ego and having the humility to seek advice or help, or learn more from others, is essential in maturing as a father and helping your family as a whole. Chris Gardner credits the power of being teachable for raising him and his son out of homelessness. The ...

2304, 2022
  • father-son films

15 of the Best Father & Son Films Ever Made

By |April 23rd, 2022|

Irrespective of genre, and the anti-John Wayne ideology erasing any semblance of authentic masculinity from Hollywood, there have been some serious wins for dads in the father-son category over the years. These films buck the “woke” trend, and carry audiences beyond sloppy stereotypes to a truer representation of dads who ...

104, 2022
  • Belfast

Home is Where the Heart Is — Belfast, the Movie

By |April 1st, 2022|

The movie Belfast is a powerful family movie brimming with joy and hope in the middle of the most difficult and tenuous of situations. This indie film received seven nominations at the 94th Academy Awards, including Best Picture. This is a staggering achievement for an indie film. I honestly thought ...

502, 2022
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Father of the Bride

By |February 5th, 2022|

Seeing your child grow up and get married is bittersweet, but embrace the changing seasons as part of being a parent. Being the father of the bride is an honour, a momentous occasion, a fresh opportunity to love. The first Father of the Bride movie was shot in 1950. The ...

1301, 2022
  • margin in life

Why Having a Margin is Essential in Life

By |January 13th, 2022|

It can be a habit to push oneself to the limit, but consciously carving time out of paid work, housework and childcare to rest, tend to yourself and others, and listen to God's soft prompting will keep you happier and at peace amidst the busyness of life. Life has been ...

2512, 2021
  • New Year's resolutions

Top Ten New Year Resolutions

By |December 25th, 2021|

Every New Year is a fresh opportunity to start anew. Take this chance to assess your life and implement achievable steps to practise good habits and prioritise what matters most. We each have only so many years on this earth -- make this year a great one! Only six more ...

109, 2021
  • cricket

How To Be A Better Dad Today

By |September 1st, 2021|

The life story of Professor Gregory W. Slayton is a story that is hard to believe. It is the story of how rejection turned into acceptance and led to the creation of a legacy that still looks impossible. You will be inspired and encouraged, guaranteed. Do you know how to ...

2008, 2021

Time Margins End the Marginalisation of Men From Families

By |August 20th, 2021|

Margin is a term entrenched in the financial world. Margin trading. Stock margin. Profit margin -- the examples are vast. In situ, it means the sum total between a ‘product or service's selling price and the cost of production’. In practice, margin is a buffer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onxDxK_N6K8   In other words, margin ...

1008, 2021
  • children

Through My Child’s Eyes

By |August 10th, 2021|

Listen to author Annette Spurr’s interview with Focus on the Family Australia here. ‘While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.’ ~ Angela Schwindt Nothing can truly prepare you for parenthood. The tears and tantrums, toilet training, sleepless nights, ...

3107, 2021
  • decisions

Life is About Choices

By |July 31st, 2021|

Tony Robbins said, “It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.” We all make a life by the decisions we make. A great man I once knew said to me, “Life is a decision.” So how do you make the right decisions in life, both for ...

3107, 2021
  • TV dads

The all-star TV dads who slam the sloppy stereotypes

By |July 31st, 2021|

Not all TV dads are the same. Take examples like Tim Allen’s sharp-witted Mike Baxter, and contrast him with Matt Groening’s, feckless Homer Simpson. Forget for a moment that we’re talking about cartoon vs. human. In any greatest-dad-of-all-time celebrity boxing match, we know Baxter would win. The outdoor man vs. ...

2407, 2021
  • what women want

Manliness – What Women Want in a Man

By |July 24th, 2021|

“As iron sharpens iron so does the face of a man’s friend,” is a saying from the book of Proverbs. It really sums up the mysterious masculine healing power that is released when men gather together for a noble purpose. I have experienced this mysterious force in men’s gatherings at ...

2307, 2021

Dad-life is a Verb

By |July 23rd, 2021|

Dad-life involves both being and doing. In a word, fatherhood is a vocation. The Latin equivalent is vocare -- “to call.” Dad-life is therefore a “calling.” It’s much more than just another job. https://youtu.be/Eor3779ECFI For sure, fatherhood is full-time work. We’re required to be on the scene until the ...

1907, 2021
  • thrive through change

How to Cope with Change – Part 5

By |July 19th, 2021|

At last, the tools to help you cope with change. Get them here in this feature-rich podcast: part 5 of Thrive Through Change. Do you struggle to cope with change? Are you trying to battle through change in your life and not really coping? In part 5, we round off ...

1707, 2021
  • family fun

Fathers — Fun to Be With

By |July 17th, 2021|

It’s always fascinating reading about what other people have accomplished in life. Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart, was the richest man in America when he died in 1992 at the age of 74. He started Walmart in 1962, so in forty years he had revolutionised retailing in America, received ...

1607, 2021
  • fathers

Freedom From the Fear of Failing — New Fathers and Navy Seals

By |July 16th, 2021|

Editor's Note: This is a profoundly real and self-revelatory article for those fathers who are grappling with the deeper issues of fatherhood. Full congratulations to Rod Lampard for sharing his journey with us. This is a case of strong meat for strong men. ___ “You’re just like your father.” This ...

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