Category Archives: Articles on Fatherhood

The Jealousy of Good Things

Do you ever struggle with jealousy? Sometimes our feelings of inadequacy lead us to become jealous of what others can contribute to the world. Let us not forget the value of a life of love well-lived. Let us learn to love ourselves as we love others. Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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A Grieving Hope

There is perhaps a thread of grief and mourning running through everyone’s life. This grief can lead us to hope, but it can also break us. Learning to recognize and acknowledge grief is necessary for a healthy life. Continue reading

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A Winter’s Fast

Everyone experiences anger. Anger ignored or left to its on device will result in harmful behavior both inwardly and outwardly. It is important to have a plan for dealing with anger. Continue reading

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Middle Childhood: The Feeling of Never Being Enough

Middle childhood rarely gets the attention it needs. Learn about the importance of middle childhood and how you as parents can help create a safe-haven for your children throughout their childhood. Continue reading

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Teaching Our Children to Stop and Think

Intelligence is made up of at least two key components: information processing and information application. In middle childhood, it is important for parents to understand these components of intelligence and how they apply to their parenting. Continue reading

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