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Successful Fathers Ask Good Questions

Putting aside your ego and having the humility to seek advice or help, or learn more from others, is essential in maturing as a father and helping your family as a whole. Chris Gardner credits the power of being teachable for raising him and his son out of homelessness. The single dad at the centre of the movie The Pursuit of Happyness wasn’t always a fan of asking questions. Retrospectively, Gardner ...

By |2022-04-30T10:10:05+10:00April 30th, 2022|NEW DADS, Dads, FAMILIES, GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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Vision Splendid

Encouraging our children to dream and have a vision to work towards, can help them set goals and get their creative juices flowing, beginning a lifelong quest to build a better future. Saturday morning, driving home from the beach, my 12-year-old son and me, reminiscing and reliving every wave, every manoeuvre, the joy and delight from our early morning surf. Life couldn’t be any better, until... “Dad, look at that, ooohhhh ...

By |2022-04-08T19:12:13+10:00April 8th, 2022|NEW DADS, Children, Dads, FAMILIES|0 Comments
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Decision-Making Under Uncertainty for Real Men

Life is getting more complex, and decision-making under uncertainty is getting harder. As real men, how do we approach important decisions without being paralysed by worry over the outcome? That is the topic of this week’s podcast. My teens like the privileges that come with getting older. But one thing they don’t tend to like is the increased stress they feel with having to make ever more important decisions. They have ...

By |2022-10-25T17:19:58+10:00September 22nd, 2021|Dads, FAITH, FAMILIES, MANHOOD, NEW DADS, PODCASTS|0 Comments
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Family Vision

There is a saying, “without a vision, people perish”. In my experience, this is true. Many times, people don’t perish on the outside, but they do perish on the inside. It was Thoreau who said, “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them”! We all need to have a vision to avoid perishing in some way or other. We all need ...

By |2022-01-28T20:03:26+10:00June 17th, 2019|Children, FAMILIES|0 Comments
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Without Vision, People Perish

Recently, I have been pondering the relevance of this statement in my own life. It has been a number of years since I separated, but I still struggle with a lack of vision for my life. It doesn’t really matter how you come to be separated from your children and their mother, I think at some time we all experience the same thing -- a need to re-evaluate our vision for ...

By |2021-06-13T13:45:20+10:00October 27th, 2003|SINGLE DADS|0 Comments

A Tale of Three Cities

A few years ago I was a happily married man -- a beautiful wife, three sons, a home  that  was well on the way to being paid off, a job, and settled in the community.  We had just had our 10-year anniversary -- a night on the town for the family.  A few bumps along the way, including some really tough surprises with our sons' births, but everything was fine -- ...

By |2021-06-29T11:14:01+10:00October 13th, 2003|SINGLE DADS, FAIRNESS & JUSTICE, FAITH, MENS HEALTH|0 Comments
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