In this episode of the DadPOD, I interview Bob Lepine. Bob is the Co-Host (with Dennis Rainey) of FamilyLife Today, a radio program that’s been on the air for more than 20 years and airs on hundreds of stations around the country. Bob is also an executive leader at FamilyLife, has served on the board of the National Religious Broadcasters for a number of years, pastors a growing church in Little Rock, has written a book called the Christian Husband, is married and has 5 adult children, scattered around the country.
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.
There are usually vigorous debates this time of year about what families should do when it comes to things like Easter egg hunts, coloring of eggs and other more secular practices of a clearly religious holiday. Whereas I may broach those issues in another post, that is not the thrust of this entry. My desire is to wake us from slumber two weeks ahead of the event and challenge dads as the spiritual head of our home to engage our family in preparing for Easter with Easter ideas in a spiritual capacity.
One of the things I’ve most enjoyed doing over the past nearly 8 years since we moved to Little Rock from Minnesota was to be the “shuttle service” for many radio guests that have appeared on FamilyLife Today radio. I love meeting new people and hearing their story, albeit shortened in a 15 min drive […]
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 […]
It’s June. Father’s day is in June, in case you forgot. I don’t mean to sound like a sore sport but of all the holiday’s the one that seems to get the least fanfare (except from retail and card stores) is Father’s Day. Mother’s get flowers at church on Mother’s Day. Dad’s get an acknowledgement […]
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 […]
Really liked Dennis Rainey’s devotion today from Moments With You devotional. Debunks the fallacy that a strong man in the home is a threat to the wife/mom but rather correctly states that a man who leads his home spiritually, physically and courageously is a blessing to the health and viability of the family and its’ […]
Are your kids into gaming? I found some interesting statistics on the effects of Video Game Playing at the National Institute on Media and the Family’s website: For instance: [tweetmeme source= ‘dadpad’ only_single=false] 63% of Americans have played a video game in the past 6 months, compared to only 53% of people who have gone […]
We live in one of the greatest countries this world has ever known. But, one thing we don’t really do well is celebrate the passage of our children into key stages of their growing up. However, the impact of these celebrations and rites of passage just may be the most important we ever share with them…even greater than graduations and weddings!!