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  • Top Gun Maverick

‘Top Gun – Maverick’ is Action-Based “Dad Cinema” At Its Very Best

Top Gun: Maverick is smashing box offices, and it’s easy to understand why. The film is spectacularly outpacing its weak-because-they’re-woke counterparts, because the film’s unapologetic dad themes resonate. Alongside the gutsy F-18 camera shots, audiences are in love with the Tom Cruise/Joseph Kosinski sequel because its father-son backstory hits home. Even the, “it’s all flag-waving, MAGA propagandist tripe” critics are applauding the sequel for keeping to the consistency of the first film’s ...

By |2022-06-25T03:05:37+10:00June 23rd, 2022|Dads, GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS, MANHOOD, NEW DADS|2 Comments
  • Father Stu

Father Stu: Marvellous Movie with a Fatherhood Theme

"Father Stu" is not a movie for the fainthearted, but with the true story of a man who overcame his trauma and his failures to become a solid spiritual father, it has an inspiring message for us all. I go to movie theatres these days in fear and trembling. I just don’t know if I am going to like what I see. Sometimes it is like buying a ticket in a ...

By |2022-05-21T07:35:38+10:00May 21st, 2022|Dads, FAITH, GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS|0 Comments
  • fatherlessness

From Fatherlessness to Faith: Dysfunction with a New Start

Despite the failings and traumas handed down from past generations, with the grace of God, we can break free of toxic cycles and build a far better future for our children. Those who grow up hurting from being fatherless can learn from our parents' mistakes and develop into life-giving, dedicated fathers. Like every single one of our five kids, wearing the dad hat was for me a cliched process of having ...

By |2022-04-11T10:02:50+10:00April 12th, 2022|Children, Dads, FAITH, FAMILIES, NEW DADS|0 Comments

New Dads Can Experience Pregnancy Hell Too

My wife went through pregnancy hell. And so did I, though my issues only surfaced years later. To all the dads out there: pregnancy may be tough for you too, and that's okay. If I made it, so will you. I remember the apprehension and nerves when my first child was born. She was on time, and her arrival – and our time in the hospital – was much faster than ...

By |2021-11-25T13:24:34+10:00November 26th, 2021|Babies, Dads, LOVE & MARRIAGE, PREGNANCY & BIRTH|0 Comments
  • 13 life lessons

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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Life Reset: Getting On With Life After It’s Fallen Apart

When you are faced with the failure of much of what you believed about life and yourself, where do you turn? Can you reset your life? How do you begin? What do you do when the way you were committed to living has not worked out, and you come to a point of realising it never will? When your life has suddenly changed -- perhaps a midlife crisis, career change, health ...

By |2021-08-09T18:14:33+10:00August 9th, 2021|GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS, PODCASTS|0 Comments
  • Jane Marczewski - thankful

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
  • Dads in Distress

How Dads In Distress Began

The DIDs story, Part 1. My name is Tony Miller, and I am the founder and national coordinator of a group called Dads in Distress, a dedicated support group of men whose immediate concern is to stem the present trend of male suicide due to the trauma of divorce or separation. Current statistics indicate that 5.3 males per day or 37 males per week (ABS Information Paper, Suicides 2001) will take ...

By |2021-09-01T18:35:11+10:00May 10th, 2021|MENS HEALTH, SINGLE DADS|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

Children First

Crystal's mother and father had broken up a few months ago and had moved from the family home, each going their own way. The family home was put up for sale. One night, the neighbours were woken by a loud noise that sounded like an explosion. They looked out their windows to see a massive fire which quickly engulfed the house. Arson squad detectives said it appeared that an accelerant had ...

By |2021-05-08T14:36:59+10:00June 14th, 2020|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, SINGLE DADS|3 Comments
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