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Making Time For Yourself To Be A Better Father

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We all want to be better fathers and husbands. Unfortunately, we live in the most time-poor era of human existence with the world constantly pulling us in every direction while outside demands for our time only grow. We feel an obligation to provide for our families. However, most of us grew up learning to provide a paycheck, when what we really need to provide is love and quality time. That's a tall order when we only have a few hours before and after work, along with over-scheduled weekends, to be present with our families. The stress of squeezing everything...

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Kids Have Bad Days Too

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I recently read a quote out of "The Newbies Guide to Positive Parenting" by Rebeca Eanes that got me thinking about how I respond to my kids when they have bad attitudes. “So often, children are punished for being human. Children are not allowed to have grumpy moods, bad days, disrespectful tones, or bad attitudes, yet we adults have them all the time! We think if we don't nip it in the bud, it will escalate and we will lose control. Let go of that unfounded fear and give your child permission to be human. We...

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Do We Work Hard?

I used to be a slacker. Before I began truly following Christ I had zero work ethic. I didn't want responsibilities, heck, I didn't want to get out of bed and even though I knew I had to go to work I had no motivation to do it. One of the first things God worked on in me after seeking Him was to get off my lazy butt and start making something of myself. I was no longer aloud to slack off and procrastinate because it wasn't just me that I was representing anymore, I reflected Him...

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The Nine To Five

We have 2-3 hours a day with our family. For many men it's inevitable. The world runs on a 9-5 schedule. For single guys and men without kids it works out pretty great. You get to sleep in a little, you get home early enough and you have the weekends off but as a dad I can't help but feel we are missing out on watching our children grow. There is always a nagging feeling that I'll turn in to that workaholic dad, that my kids will grow up despising me because I only see them 3...

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