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Incompatible Expectations

I wasn’t expecting that! We’ve explored how our formation in our family of origin continues to play out throughout our marriages. There are typically three ways in which our formation can pose challenges for us and today we explore the first of these: incompatible expectations. Growing up, Francine’s father was a retail pharmacist, with her mother working full-time raising the family and volunteering in the school and parish community. It was ...

By |2023-07-01T16:12:29+10:00June 28th, 2023|LOVE & MARRIAGE|0 Comments
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The ‘Marriage Before Carriage’ Dads Matter Revolution

Welcome to the marriage before carriage dads matter revolution! This was the brilliant bottom line in a series of posts written by Delano Squires this week. Marking USA’s Father’s Day, the dad of four and Heritage Foundation Fellow declared, “There’s no greater vocation than being a dad.” Dependency, power, plunder, and control are reasons why they don’t want men to be men. “There are a lot of people who want men ...

By |2023-06-22T09:11:30+10:00June 22nd, 2023|Children, Dads, FAIRNESS & JUSTICE, FAMILIES, MANHOOD, NEW DADS|0 Comments
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Parenting = Responsibility + Fun

A number of years ago, I spent five round-the-world trips on a lawyer to represent my case to be a present dad in my children’s growing up. I could sensibly calculate that separation would force the divvying up of my children’s time between parents, but I was determined to protect as much of it as I could, because I believe my children and I need time to maintain our strong, wholehearted ...

By |2023-06-21T22:44:14+10:00June 20th, 2023|SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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Kirk Cameron on Fatherhood, Adoption & Leading by Example

For Hollywood dad, Kirk Cameron, modelling manhood is dad-life proper. Get past the Americana exterior, and the former atheist’s down-to-earth grasp of back-to-basics parenting has gravitas. Known for his role as Mike Seaver in the seven-season sitcom, Growing Pains, Cameron is also a father of six. Four of whom he and his wife of 31 years adopted not long after getting married. Two of whom, arrived later on. He recently shared ...

By |2023-03-22T16:29:42+10:00March 23rd, 2023|Children, Dads, FAITH, FAMILIES, HOMESCHOOLING, MANHOOD, NEW DADS|0 Comments
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3 Steps to Teaching Your Child Self Control

Self-control is the ability to say “no” when you want to say “yes“! In 1972, Walter Mischel conducted one of the classic psychology experiments of all time. Children were shown into a laboratory and given a plate with a marshmallow on it. They were told they could eat it now, or if they waited a few minutes until he returned, they could have two! The experimenters found that some children had ...

By |2022-12-13T09:02:17+10:00December 12th, 2022|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, MOTHERS, NEWS, RESEARCH & SCIENCE|0 Comments
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