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Men and Miscarriage – The Process of Grief and Healing

“Something's wrong,” my wife said. “What’s the matter?” I asked nonchalantly. “I think I am having a miscarriage,” my wife replied, with a touch of panic in her voice. Trying to sound like I was in control, I said, “We had better get you to the hospital.” Together we whisked our four children under 9 years of age to our family babysitter. From there the short 8-minute drive to the hospital ...

By |2023-03-10T08:11:42+10:00March 10th, 2023|Dads, FAITH, FAMILIES, GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS|0 Comments
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The Worst Things About Being a Single Dad

I separated from my ex-wife a few years ago. I think that it was five years ago. It could have been six. On reflection, the first six months seemed like six years. During the frenzied rush of committing to a rental and buying a car and purchasing beds for my daughters, plenty of well-meaning people offered the saying that “things will get better… they always do!” Yes, things do get better, ...

By |2023-02-08T22:39:09+10:00February 7th, 2023|SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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Defiant Hope

Advent is a season of anticipation. The birth of any child, not least the Messiah, gives us cause for hope. Earlier this week, we heard the testimony of Chris and Natalie Stefanick, a couple who had journeyed through dark seasons in their marriage. Having survived sexual abuse as a child, Natalie found she needed many years of therapy and healing. She recounted one of her darkest times, when she doubted that ...

By |2022-12-15T18:54:49+10:00December 14th, 2022|LOVE & MARRIAGE, FAITH|0 Comments
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3 Dads Walking to Raise Teen Suicide Awareness

Three grieving dads in the United Kingdom are walking around the country attempting to raise awareness about teen suicide. Mike, Andy, and Tim lost their daughters, Beth, Sophie, and Emily, to the UK suicide epidemic. They chose fundraiser walking as a way of challenging the culture and honouring their daughters’ memory. So far, the suicide-bereaved fellowship of three have raised over £880,000, with the hope of reaching £1,000,000. A number far ...

By |2022-11-11T07:12:28+10:00November 11th, 2022|NEW DADS, Children, Dads|0 Comments
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The Adam Project: Time Travelling to Dad

From Frankenstein to Star Wars, science fiction is always so much more poignant and relatable when the story tackles issues surrounding family, identity and morality. Netflix’s recent release, The Adam Project (2022), blends these elements with swashbuckling fight scenes and the wondrous concept of time travel to produce a (mostly) family-friendly film that is a paean to fatherhood, love and self-sacrifice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IE8HIsIrq4o Fighting for Love Fighter pilot Adam Reed (Ryan Reynolds, ...

By |2022-09-21T07:38:57+10:00September 20th, 2022|GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS, Dads, FAMILIES|0 Comments
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If You’re Grieving this Christmas, Look at the Stars

Christmastime is difficult for many people suffering loss and separation from their loved ones. If you are in pain, turn to the Christ Child Who was born in a stable, far from home; the Father Who loves us so deeply no matter how far we may wander; and the Holy Spirit Who set the stars in the heavens and Who dwells in your heart. Every Christmas, I have one song which ...

By |2021-12-24T11:42:22+10:00December 24th, 2021|MOTHERS, FAITH|1 Comment
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Supporting Your Child Through a Trauma

Loss and grief are naturally part and parcel of our finite lives. This does not make it any easier. How can we teach our children to handle the pain? When my father passed away suddenly, I was quickly forced to understand how a traumatic event can tip a family upsidedown. Not only was I coming to a place of living with my own grief -- I also had to be a ...

By |2021-12-15T09:05:55+10:00December 13th, 2021|Children, FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Is Recovering from an Affair Possible?

What is worse than death of a partner in a relationship? For those who have been through it, finding your partner has cheated on you brings pain that can seem to be impossible to deal with. How will your relationship survive? How will you survive? What about the kids? In this blogpost and podcast, Phil will give you hope and a pathway forward that works. Help! My Partner Has Had An ...

The Grief of Fatherhood

When my beautiful and only daughter got married, I was reminded of the words of Enid Bagnold, “A father is always making his baby into a little woman, and when she is a woman he turns her back again.” At the time of my daughter’s marriage, I was sharing with a friend, another father who has two married daughters, my sadness and my joy about my baby’s impending marriage. His words ...

By |2021-05-14T13:18:57+10:00August 8th, 2020|Dads, LOVE & MARRIAGE|1 Comment
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