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Single Dads Need Parenting Partners

A cherished friend of mine has just died. I cried with my daughters, struggling to get the words out as I related how dear Joe has been. I love Joe for the soft kindness he delivered. He gave me a sense of being a full dad every time I saw him. He told me, “You are such a good man,” and I cry again when I feel those words in the ...

By |2022-09-30T16:56:49+10:00September 30th, 2022|Dads, FAMILIES, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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‘My Dad is My Rock’: The Inspirational Father Behind Bree Walker

Australian Olympian Bree Walker finds strength from her father, who ever encourages her to greater heights. He has been dedicated to supporting her in her sporting endeavours since childhood, sacrificing that she may succeed in her passions. Once a father, always a father. You will find that as your children grow up, they still need you. Just in different ways! Read this incredible story of Mick Walker and his 29-year-old daughter ...

By |2022-09-19T17:41:38+10:00September 16th, 2022|Children, Dads, FAMILIES|0 Comments
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Going From Good To Better

Marital health is about more than minimising conflict. If we want to go from ‘good’ to ‘better’, we need to capitalise on the positives. Most marriage counselling and education focuses on conflict and incompatibility. It seeks to help couples find constructive ways of dealing with challenges in the relationship. It’s a ‘damage control’ approach that seeks to minimise the impact of negative experiences. Conflict management and relationship repair are important skills ...

By |2022-09-02T22:21:24+10:00September 2nd, 2022|LOVE & MARRIAGE|0 Comments
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Jordan Peterson’s Latest Bolt of Truth

Jordan Peterson issues a fresh challenge to men, to follow their highest impulses and become the strong husbands and fathers they are meant to be; to find and fulfil their purpose in life, in service to the community and the world. I first wrote about Jordan Peterson on 18 February 2018 after his breakthrough interview with Kathy Newman about his new book, 12 Rules for Life. That interview reached 7 million ...

By |2022-07-15T20:42:49+10:00July 15th, 2022|Dads, FAITH, FAMILIES, MANHOOD, VIDEOS|0 Comments
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Involved Fathers Are Indispensable

The role that involved fathers play is vital. The opposite is also true: uninvolved fathers can cause significant wounds. But even these wounds can be redeemed to help others. “An engaged and loving father is the most powerful man-making force on the planet,” writes Earl Hipp in his perceptive article titled Healing the Absent Father Wound. He goes on: The opposite is also true. When fathers are absent, physically or emotionally, the ...

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13 Lessons from Nearly Losing a Child

When a crisis hits you out of nowhere, what do you do next? When Guy faced nearly losing a child, he learned 13 lessons before the crisis was even over. Sometimes in life you have experiences that profoundly and permanently change you. Experiences either solidify your existing beliefs, assumptions and expectations, or they challenge and change what you thought you knew. Some are so small you don’t even notice them. Some ...

By |2021-08-15T15:55:04+10:00August 18th, 2021|Children, Dads, FAITH, FAMILIES, MOTHERS|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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Voice of Thanks – Simon Cowell Moved to Tears on America’s Got Talent

Gratitude now has a voice. We as fathers need to be encouraged to be thankful, so we can encourage our children to be the same. Thankful people are happy people. Thankful families are happy families. I even try to teach this to myself, but some things are better caught than taught! When my friend Mark Powell sent me the video below, I nearly leapt out of my skin with excitement. Mark ...

By |2021-06-19T19:33:13+10:00June 19th, 2021|Dads, FAITH, FAMILIES, NEWS, RESEARCH & SCIENCE|2 Comments
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The Effective Stepfather: A Checklist to Live By

Anyone who has been a father and then a stepfather knows that they aren’t the same. While many aspects of these two roles are similar, it is the unique ones that lead to disillusionment. Franklin put it this way: “I’ve been to every Promise Keepers conference and I’ve studied fathering with my men’s group many times. But nothing has prepared me for being a stepfather. With my own kids I have a ...

By |2021-06-06T09:02:31+10:00May 31st, 2021|Children, FAITH, FAMILIES, STEPDADS|0 Comments

Encouragement — The Gift Money Can’t Buy

Ian ‘Watto’ Watson said, “I have never seen a bloke go backwards with encouragement.” Ian Watson spoke at the very first Men’s Leadership Summit at Paluma Range, north of Townsville, in 2013. Sadly, Ian passed away in 2019. The good news is that he left a massive legacy of encouragement for men the world over.   Rhonda McKenzie, Ian Watson’s niece, said this about him at his memorial service in a ...

By |2021-05-14T12:33:20+10:00January 31st, 2021|FAITH, FAMILIES, GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS, LOVE & MARRIAGE, MANHOOD|1 Comment
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