manhood

Are You Unhappy? This Might Be the Problem

How is it that despite looking like we have the things we need, we are unhappy, frustrated, even angry? As the world looks to behavioural change programs to deal with tragedies like domestic violence, Guy argues that perhaps, for men who are at risk of ‘snapping’, an answer is more deeply hidden but oh so easy to get. Meet Jim I want to introduce you to Jim. Jim is the unhappiest ...

By |2021-09-14T09:22:44+10:00September 15th, 2021|Dads, FAITH, FAMILIES, LOVE & MARRIAGE, MANHOOD, NEW DADS|0 Comments
  • TV dads

The all-star TV dads who slam the sloppy stereotypes

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. the “Duff” guzzling, obese, inattentive, drooling, lounge lizard. A father with strength, humility, and a no-nonsense embrace of free speech, up ...

By |2021-07-31T15:49:08+10:00July 31st, 2021|Dads, FAMILIES, GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS, NEW DADS|0 Comments
  • what women want

Manliness – What Women Want in a Man

“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 so many different levels and in so many different ways, for the last 40 years. I just love it when men ...

  • manhood

The 5 Essentials to Guiding Your Son from Boy to Manhood

Back by popular demand, Darren Lewis shares the 5 essentials for guiding your sons into authentic manhood. How can a 29-year-old male be married and have 3 kids, and only then discover that he wasn’t really a man? That was the experience of former Queensland Father of the Year and founder of Fathering Adventures, Darren Lewis. Darren realised he had no vision for manhood, fatherhood and husbandhood. What we cannot define, ...

By |2021-07-14T12:27:47+10:00July 14th, 2021|Children, Dads, MANHOOD, PODCASTS|0 Comments
  • Rite of Passage - men

Fight Like a Pro

My good friend Robert Day sent me a link. He said, “Check out Gavin Topps and his ‘Fight Like a Pro’ Program”. Rob is a Dads4Kids board member. He has worked with men all his life. He knows men. So, I just had to check it out for myself. Below is the challenging call to Manhood from the Gavin Topps Rite of Passage for the Modern Man landing page. “Friend, if ...

  • fatherless boys to men

Dads Who Dare Win

Ian Grant, the author of Fathers Who Dare Win, is a world-recognised speaker and founder of New Zealand’s Parents Inc. He is and has been a ground-breaking pioneer in the International Men’s movement To give you further food for thought, I have reprinted below Ian Grant’s hard-hitting article called “Let’s Give Fatherhood a Better Name.” Like coming out of a painful nightmare, suddenly our society has woken up to how important ...

By |2021-05-05T02:06:59+10:00April 17th, 2021|Children, Dads|0 Comments

Dad with a Plan: the Answer to Apathy

We may have found a cure for most evils; but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all, the apathy of human beings. The above quote is from Helen Keller, which makes it all the more pertinent. Helen Keller was both deaf and blind, but somehow broke through her massive impediments in communication. Helen Keller was the first deaf and blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts ...

By |2021-05-05T04:03:33+10:00March 14th, 2021|Dads|2 Comments

Sons of the Father

Several years ago, on International Men’s Day, Canberra’s ABC radio station rang me up and wanted to do an interview in Drive Time. I was happy to do it, until I found out my interviewer was a lady. Not that I have anything against the ladies, but ABC women (and many of the men) are noted for their bias against the male of the species. However, I am always up for ...

By |2021-05-14T12:33:43+10:00December 6th, 2020|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS, MANHOOD|0 Comments

Fathers Matter

This week I would like to share an abbreviated article by former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia John Anderson, published in The Australian: “Black lives matter, but dads should matter first”. John’s main thesis is that most of the problems in our society, among both white and black, can be traced back to the Fatherless epidemic sweeping our Western world in particular. My wife and I have spent a lot of ...

By |2021-05-05T17:42:39+10:00October 10th, 2020|Children, Dads, INDIGENOUS DADS|1 Comment

Encouragement for Men

Wow! International Men’s Day has been an outrageous success. I notice that the media around the world has been kinder to men in 2019 than ever before, and this is a really good thing. Thank you for your support of the work of Dads4Kids as we do our best to wave the flag for men and men’s health here in Australia and around the world. Since we first launched the International ...

By |2019-11-23T11:31:04+10:00November 23rd, 2019|MANHOOD|0 Comments
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