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We Just Want to Belong: Friendship

Although we all pursue it in different ways, friendship is a natural part of human life. It is critical that parents pray for their children to gain quality lifelong friends. When it comes to friendships I tend to be a drifter. I don’t actually have a best friend. My best friend is Jacob. I do have close relationships with friends that if there was ever a family emergency or a Birthday ...

By |2021-10-06T09:43:01+10:00October 7th, 2021|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Don’t Turn Blessings Into Curses

Have you ever dreamed a dream, had all the steps fall into place and suddenly you’re living your dream and it’s nothing like how you imagined it? Welcome to parenthood We dream of the baby but have no idea how that little person will change the rest of our lives. We then have that baby who turns our dream of becoming a mum into a frumpy, financially stretched, sleep-deprived banshee who just ...

By |2021-09-29T06:10:37+10:00September 30th, 2021|Babies, Children, Dads, FAMILIES, LOVE & MARRIAGE, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Wisdom from Einstein: Everything is a Miracle

According to an old military saying, “There are no atheists in foxholes.” It is the same for a father with a sick child.   To explain I thought I would share this amazing story of a Russian father Valery Seryakov who had his own foxhole experience at the height of Communist rule.   Valery writes in his own words:  “I joined the Communist Party according to my convictions, not for appearances’ sake or ...

By |2021-09-24T23:33:05+10:00September 25th, 2021|Dads, FAITH, FAMILIES|0 Comments
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Say a Little Prayer for Marriage

In October a few years ago, the Australian bishops called the entire Catholic community to pray for marriage and family. The initiative was joined by around thirty other Christian churches making it the largest ever prayer campaign in the nation. It raises the question: does prayer really make a difference? Cynics might say that a prayer campaign is just a badly disguised way of making a value statement. It’s certainly true ...

By |2021-09-24T22:55:34+10:00September 25th, 2021|FAMILIES, LOVE & MARRIAGE|0 Comments
  • Dear God

Psalm of a Single Father

Dear God, help me to write when I am looking at an empty page. Dear God, help me to be a better person, a better father, a better friend, a better husband. Dear God, help me to become whom You want me to be. Dear God, help me to like Spongebob Squarepants reruns. https://youtu.be/TKmaDtXc0vc   Dear God, help me not to get cranky when my daughter leaves a mess wherever she ...

By |2021-08-20T10:05:42+10:00August 20th, 2021|FAITH, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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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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Are You About to Burn Out?

How close are you to burning out? Could you recognise the signs? What will the consequences be if you did burn out? In episode 44 of Real Talk 4 Real Men, Guy and Chris unpack how you can guard against burnout. As I sat on the last train of the night home from another exhausting and stressful day at the office, my brain continued to race as I reflected on the ...

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How to Cope with Change – Part 5

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 the series with the tools that you can use to help you move through the 4 phases of change discussed in ...

Two Ways to Live

This article is taken from newsletter Number 929. That means that every week since Father’s Day, September 2002, Dads4Kids has sent a newsletter out for 929 weeks in a row to encourage you and all our many readers to be the best dad possible for your children. The goal of Dads4Kids is to equip you, resource you, and challenge you to accept excellence in fathering as the norm, not the exception. ...

By |2021-05-05T14:54:52+10:00May 24th, 2020|Dads|0 Comments

Daddy-Daughter Duet

Father-daughter duo Mat and Savanna Shaw performed a version of The Prayer on their YouTube channel two months ago, and they could never have imagined what happened next. The musical family went totally viral, earning almost 6 million views on their video. They were both stuck at home because of the coronavirus, and they decided to use their talents to encourage people in the midst of the crisis. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqFCbtRz1Z0   My ...

By |2021-05-21T19:16:48+10:00May 10th, 2020|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS, VIDEOS|0 Comments
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