To me, this whole campaign is a continuation of a nation that wants to address the symptoms but never wants to deal with the REAL underlying issue. In this case, the issue isn’t that young boys (or girls) are calling girls “bossy”. It’s that young girls and boys are not being taught how to conduct themselves in a way that builds others up and shows humility and love toward another.
I want you to know that I am very excited that you want to be a part of my daughter’s life. I’m sure you are already sensing what a special woman she is, which is why you are considering entering into a relationship with her. I want you to know that we’ve been praying for you for a LONG time. In fact, her mother and I have been praying for you before our daughter was even born. Well, maybe it wasn’t you. Much of that depends on
If, as the old ad says, membership has its’ privileges, then there are times when fatherhood has its’ privileges too. And, this is the real kind of privilege. The kind that gives more joy after received, not like the purchase of another item I don’t really need while racking up credit card debt I definitely don’t need. No, this is a special kind of privilege that every dad who’s ever received it will immediately feel deep down in his soul.
Well, we've had some great response to the last blog entry announcing a giveaway of Dennis Rainey's book, Interviewing Your Daughters Date. As daughters have now gone back to school, many entering High School or College for the first time, this is a great resource for Dads to use to help us navigate this very […]
This past weekend my wife and I had the privilege of watching our oldest daughter (middle child) graduate from college. She graduated with a great group of young women from our hometown who went up to the same school about 4 1/2 years ago. These young women were all from families that had moved to […]
We are very visual creatures. Not just us as men/dads but as human beings. The issue is that men and women don’t see the same thing the same way. A majority of men are easily influenced or create images in their minds that immediately stimulate an internal reaction. Women usually need more than image. They […]
One of the scariest moments for a dad of a daughter is when you’re little baby girl comes home and utters these words, “Daddy, there’s this boy, he’s kind of cute and…” You know what’s comin’. You could start singing the words of a Rodney Atkins song, “Cleaning This Gun” (song about a father […]
[tweetmeme source= ‘dadpad’ only_single=false] E… and J… Hopefully, what I’m about to share with you isn’t the first time you recall hearing these things. And, I know it’s a little weird to see them in the middle of a blog post (you know your weird dad :)). But, maybe there’s just one dad out there […]
[tweetmeme source= ‘dadpad’ only_single=false] I had a date with my 18 year old daughter last night. We’ve had a lot of dates during her 18 years. This one was a little different. I took her out to a really nice restaurant with table cloths, reservations required and great food. No, it wasn’t a 5 star-expensive […]
~ Right then I realized, my day had passed. She’ll always love me, of course, but not in the same way. I was no longer the man in my little girl’s life. I was like an old shoe. The kind we manufacture and get all excited about, then after a few years discontinue. That was […]