In this episode of the DadPOD, I take you with me on a drive where we have a little car ride chat about the three “C’s” of fatherhood. A number of months ago I wrote a multiple piece series blog about this. It was called Dad as Coach (parts 1 & 2), Dad as Counselor and Dad as Consultant.
n 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.
Sunday, June 14 could be an historic day in fatherhood. Seldom have we seen fathers in a TV or movie role that don’t include their being depicted as a fool, oaf, unneeded or extraneous. Events focus on activities but not always on what makes a father really COURAGEOUS.
Family. Just the mention of that word will elicit warm, fond and joyful memories and thoughts or anger and pain. There is no other word which has that kind of effect on our soul. Family. It’s where we are shaped and our earliest memories of life are deposited into our development bank account. The impact of those early days on how we developed later in life is significant. This is why the kinds of questions that we will answer in this weeks Leaving Your Legacy journal will either be fondly recalled or hard to bring to the surface of our minds.
Well, you did it? Or did you? For the past 16 days, I’ve shared some thoughts, challenges and tried to help us think about our roles as dads in a fresh, significant and honorable manner. I honestly don’t expect that I’ll hear from anyone that actually did these each day. But, it’s a framework that […]
The first 7 days of the Father’s Day Challenge have focused on spending time and energy getting to know your dad a little better. Now, as we head into the week before Father’s Day, we will spend the rest of the challenge looking at ways we can encourage each other toward being better dads, sharing […]
It’s undeniable that in general, parents are involving their children in so many different activities that they find themselves spending more time chauffeuring than parenting. I’m not against having your kids involved in sports, arts and clubs. But, when you look at your calendar and it’s got more boxes filled with their activities than a […]