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Be Who You Want Your Children to Be

The family is the school of love. Our children learn from us how to become well-functioning adults and potential future spouses and parents. We owe it to them and their progeny to provide a good example of how to live virtuously, paving the foundation for happiness and fulfilment. “Your children will become who you are, so be who you want them to be,” is advice I have tried to live by. ...

By |2022-01-28T20:01:31+10:00January 28th, 2022|Dads, Children, FAMILIES|0 Comments
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Some People Think Your Family is Unfair!

Just because some people have the privilege of being raised in a happy, well-adjusted and prosperous family, doesn't mean we should make everyone equally miserable. It never ceases to amaze me the crazy ideas that some people come up with. You really have to ask whether some people actually stop and think about the implications of what they are saying. This ABC article is a case in point. The headline was: ...

By |2022-01-22T14:34:46+10:00January 25th, 2022|FAMILIES, Children, Dads, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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Five Ways to Help a Struggling Marriage

We’ve all been in that situation. A friend or relative confides in us that they are having some marriage trouble. We want to help but knowing what to do that is genuinely helpful is tricky. Here are a few tips to keep in mind. Use your best listening skills: give your full attention, validate the thoughts, emotions and needs expressed: “What I hear you saying is…” While it’s important for your ...

By |2022-01-07T18:08:00+10:00January 7th, 2022|LOVE & MARRIAGE|0 Comments
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You Have to Fight to Stay in Love

In the midst of the lockdown, we cannot go to the gym, so my wife and I walk every morning to keep fit. We both enjoy each other’s presence, so we hold hands when we walk. Fight to Stay in Love One morning recently a woman who walked past us regularly said, “You are my role models for love.” I felt like saying, “Yes, but you have to fight to stay ...

By |2021-09-11T14:54:41+10:00September 11th, 2021|LOVE & MARRIAGE, Dads, FAMILIES|0 Comments
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I Know This Bloke

I know this bloke: he is an old fella, but a single dad. He has been through the mill before; the ‘family court mill’, I mean. Anyway, he now has a 9-year-old little girl who is living with him. She is a beautiful, vibrant, loving, caring little girl. He has no court orders, hasn't been to the courts, hasn't applied, just has an agreement with his wife, and the child is ...

By |2021-08-27T21:40:18+10:00August 28th, 2021|SINGLE DADS, FAIRNESS & JUSTICE, FAMILIES|0 Comments
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Men in Crisis

“Can you help me?” These were the words I first heard when I picked up the phone. “I can’t see my kids and I don’t know what to do. I feel like giving up and I am thinking about killing myself to shut off the pain.” The matter-of-fact way he said these words told me that this was no veiled threat, but a carefully considered option. Men don’t usually tell you ...

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Tag Team Vs. Good Cop, Bad Cop Parenting

Avoid "good cop, bad cop" parenting as much as possible. In fact, ditch it altogether. A system that elevates mums over dads, or dads over mums, doesn’t work. Good cop, bad cop parenting’s long-term costs negate any short-term benefits. The system is a recipe for favouritism, resentment and parental neglect. Potentially even divorce. https://youtu.be/gYYYOhq08Vg Good cop, bad cop is a poor metaphor for parenting. It’s even worse as an instruction manual ...

By |2021-08-15T07:45:15+10:00August 14th, 2021|Dads, LOVE & MARRIAGE, MOTHERS, NEW DADS|0 Comments

Help for the Fatherless Generation

Do you struggle with behaviours that you can’t change, and can’t understand where they come from? Or perhaps you still harbour guilt and shame, or blame yourself for not having a father in your life? The impacts of being fatherless at some key point in our lives can have devastating consequences that we might not even be aware of. Listen to Jack Thurston’s story and his proven solutions to the impacts ...

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Is Marriage Worth It?

We all get a bit of shock pretty early on in married life. For some, it is day 1: “This isn’t what I expected!” At some point, you will probably find yourself asking yourself the question: Is marriage worth it? Are you married?  How has it been going for you lately?  You wouldn’t be the first person to stop and ask yourself that question. Most of us men enter into marriage ...

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The Challenge of Failure

Thanks so much for all the wonderful help with the End of Financial Year ‘Help the Children’ Appeal. Your giving will help Dads4Kids to keep going. The good news is, we are just over halfway to our target. I am sure we will get there in the end, but it just might take a bit more time. If you would still like to support the Dads4Kids Help Children Appeal, please DONATE ...

By |2021-07-03T10:49:47+10:00July 3rd, 2021|SINGLE DADS, Dads, FAITH, MANHOOD, MENS HEALTH, TRAINING|0 Comments
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