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I’m a Contradiction – Thoughts on Being a Mother and a Plumber

There was a time where I was anti-women getting into trades. I was an end-of-third year apprentice, had just finished my Diploma in Fashion Styling and I was about to complete my last block of TAFE for my plumbing apprenticeship. I was over plumbing. Over male tradies. Over male apprentices. I was over having to prove myself when I worked. I was over TAFE teachers who read from the Standards, rather ...

By |2021-08-25T18:57:23+10:00August 26th, 2021|FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Amazing Support for Dads4Kids Over Two Decades

Help comes from the most unexpected places in the most unexpected ways. This has been the case since the beginning of Dads4Kids in 2002. My wife and I have been truly humbled by the amazing support Dads4Kids has received over that time. When we started Dads4Kids there was a desperate need to see positive change for men and fathers. Thankfully, we saw significant support from conservative liberal parliamentarians too numerous to ...

By |2021-06-26T22:17:28+10:00June 26th, 2021|Dads, FAMILIES, MOTHERS, RITES OF PASSAGE, TRAINING|0 Comments
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7 Easy Ways To Make Your Wife (and your life) Fly!

Arguably, the most intelligent thing any real man should be doing is caring for his wife. In this short post, Guy outlines 7 easy things you can do today to love your wife and improve your life. I’ve heard it said that a man’s wife is his glory.  Another version often stated is “happy wife, happy life”. Proverbs 12:4a outlines it a slightly different way: “A virtuous [or in some translations: ...

By |2021-06-22T19:24:08+10:00June 23rd, 2021|Dads, FAITH, FAMILIES, LOVE & MARRIAGE, MANHOOD|0 Comments

Man Scripts: How to Never Get in Trouble with Her Again

Elbert Hubbard said, “Do not take life too seriously, you will never get out of it alive.” Victor Borge said, “Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.” Comedian and counsellor JP Sears put the above advice into practice in his brilliant YouTube video called “Man Scripts — How to Never Get in Trouble with Her Again”. These scripts will put a smile on your face and a laugh in your ...

By |2021-06-29T11:22:07+10:00March 21st, 2021|GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS, HUMOUR, LOVE & MARRIAGE, VIDEOS|0 Comments

Happy International Women’s Day

Benjamin Franklin said, “We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.” That is the case between men and women today. We have a choice. We either end the Gender War, or lose our unique identity as men and women in our society. Fatherhood and manhood are under attack, but so are motherhood and womanhood. The video below is a prime example.   You probably know ...

By |2021-05-05T04:08:47+10:00March 5th, 2021|MOTHERS|0 Comments

Sons of the Father

Several years ago, on International Men’s Day, Canberra’s ABC radio station rang me up and wanted to do an interview in Drive Time. I was happy to do it, until I found out my interviewer was a lady. Not that I have anything against the ladies, but ABC women (and many of the men) are noted for their bias against the male of the species. However, I am always up for ...

By |2021-05-14T12:33:43+10:00December 6th, 2020|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS, MANHOOD|0 Comments

Raising Fathers

Robert Falzon, a good friend of mine in the men’s movement, asked me to contribute a chapter to his new book called Raising Fathers: Fathering from the Frontline -- 12 Men’s Stories. Here is an excerpt from my contribution. It was a fine weather Sunday in this small resort town. The café was full of people having their lunch. No one seemed to recall seeing the young man with blonde hair ...

Celebrating Mothers

We celebrate Mothers next Sunday, 10 May 2020, but do we really celebrate motherhood all year round? Sadly, the reverse is the case. Mothering is regularly maligned and belittled in mainstream media. Oftentimes, mothers are mocked for their sacrificial devotion to their families. If you think I am exaggerating, read this relatively recent article by Dianne Anders titled: “Aussie wife slammed by Today Show hosts for loving family epic response”. Brooke ...

By |2021-06-26T22:11:23+10:00May 3rd, 2020|FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments

Dads and Daughters

Some time ago, Steve De Keijzer told me a humbling but wonderful experience he had with his 16-year-old daughter. Steve’s daughter had an assignment from school to write a story on a person who had a profound impact on her life. She chose to write about her dad. Steve's story is printed in full below: "My 16 year-old daughter came home recently and told me of an assignment that she had ...

By |2020-02-15T20:42:22+10:00February 15th, 2020|Children, Dads|1 Comment

Valentine’s Day

A man once said to me, "I told my wife I loved her once, why do I have to tell her again?" Maybe that foolhardy statement is one of the reasons many men get irked by Valentine's Day. I was one of them. Men are headliners, while women are fine print people.  Men say, "Just give me the facts." Once we have those facts, we don't like going over old ground. ...

By |2021-05-14T13:18:57+10:00February 9th, 2020|LOVE & MARRIAGE|0 Comments
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