Category Archives: Articles on Fatherhood
Nurturing the Inner Light?
What value might there be in taking a more tender, gentler approach with our children? What are the underlining philosophies behind why we parent the way we do?
In this insightful article, we consider the angle through which we view children and how we respond accordingly. Continue reading
The Anguish Beneath
What do you do when the pain you try to keep hidden threatens to break through to the surface? Suffering is a very real part of life, and we do know one (especially ourselves) any favors by pretending otherwise. The interconnectivity of joy and suffering as well as a practical step I have taken to face my own suffering are explored in this article. Continue reading
Why We Need Others
Many can relate to the desire to “go it alone.” We want to succeed by ourselves on our own merits, but is this even possible? If it is possible, is it for the best? I am learning the slow way that life really is better together. Continue reading
Mister Rogers Got It
What can we learn from Mr. Rogers? We can learn a lot. Not the least of which, we can learn to focus on the good and give up a drive for perfectionism. Continue reading
You’re Doing A Good Job!
Parenting is hard work, and it is made even harder when we expect perfection out of ourselves and our kids. Take a deep breath, give it your best, and rest confidently in the assurance that though you are not doing everything right, you are doing a good job. Continue reading
Could I Be Wrong?
Could our fear of being open-minded keep us from experiencing meaningful community?
Read about one man’s experience of learning to be open-minded. Continue reading
Under the Rule of Pirates?
Under the Rule of Pirates? I recently read a passage from St. Augustine that resonated with and challenged me to consider more deeply the steps I take as an individual to contribute to building a good and just world that … Continue reading
The Wrinkled Paper Exercise
The Wrinkled Paper Exercise The Exercise Take two new, unblemished sheets of paper. They should be completely clean of any marks, folds, tears, etc. Now, take one sheet of paper and crumble it up. Fold it over itself multiple times, … Continue reading