In this episode of the DadPOD, I interview Mitch Temple, Executive Director of the Fatherhood CoMission and driver behind a big Father’s Day event coming to churches and laptops around the country on June 14. Mitch was the director of Marriage and Family for Focus on the Family prior to leaving that job in the prime of his career to move back “home” and take care of his ailing father. Mitch then branched out on his own in faith and has been promoting movies like Courageous, October Baby and Not Today, counseling married couples who are struggling in their marriage and leading the Fatherhood CoMission, a gathering of leading ministries committed to carrying out the message of the movie Courageous that we need more men to step up and lead their homes, churches and communities with conviction, commitment and courage.
During this DadPOD program we discuss:
- His leaving Focus on the Family in the prime of his career and job he loved to honor his dad by moving closer to him to take care of him
- Issues men face that keep them from fulfilling God’s plan for them in their homes, churches and communities.
- Keys for dads to embrace as they enter various stages of fatherhood
- The creation of the Fatherhood CoMission
- The upcoming Father’s Day weekend event for men/father, Courageous Dads, June 14. It’s a simulcast that men can purchase individually or bring to their church for groups of men to watch and participate. More information can be found at http://www.courageousdads.com
- His highlights of being a dad and husband
- Mitch provides a tribute to his father who is still alive but not doing well physically. It’s a great tribute to a dad who took the cards he was dealt and decided to be a better father to his family and Mitch was the beneficiary of that courageous and intentional effort.
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Information and Links related to todays Podcast:
- Courageous Dads simulcast on Father’s Day weekend–June 14.
- The Marriage Turnaround, by Mitch Temple.
- The Fatherhood CoMIssion website
- Mitch Temple’s website, http://www.mitchtempleonline.com (marriage intensives)
- Robertson McQuilkin story
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