Let’s face it, without the Evangelicals and conservative audience, Duck Dynasty would be like most of the other A&E shows, watched by a small niche audience. What makes Duck Dynasty different is the values and morals the show displays. Sure the show is made up mostly of inane and harmless antics by a down to earth, admittedly redneck family.
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.
Is there anything we can learn that is good from the relationship between Miley Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus that we can take with us as fathers? I think there is one thing, an important thing we can take from all that…that’s what I share in this DadPad blog post.
Tonight, a movie opens up that takes that story and modernizes it with a twist. Grace Unplugged opens at theaters across the nation this weekend. I had the privilege of interviewing Brad Silverman, the Director/Writer of the film on my last DadPOD episode
What do you do for overcoming fear in your life? What fears did you have as a kid? What fears do your kids have? Fears are almost always unfounded but they are real. Overcoming fears as a child is a big step to learning how to overcome fears as an adult.
Moms and Dads are known for their ability to douse or raise a young kids hopes with one simple sentence that they remember for the rest of their lives. Phrases like…
We arrived in Las Vegas and as you can imagine, it was hot! Of course, I wasn’t old enough to gamble (though I probably snuck in a nickel or quarter into those one-armed bandits as my grandma called them). The only place in Vegas that was kid-friendly was Circus Circus so that’s where we would go. As my dad spent time at the blackjack table I would spend time up in the arcade, playing pinball and arcade games. I won a rediculously sized St. Bernard stuffed animal that had to travel with us the rest of the trip.