The captain of his family: 4 ways to practice humility in fatherhood

Every guy has a list. He creates it in his formative years. Some of it may come from his dad, maybe some from a grandfather, and probably a bit of…


Young & considering parenthood

My wife and I met at the age of seventeen.  Our friendship organically blossomed into an exclusive relationship, and immediately we were…


Heart-Knot Deposits

A friend and I were wade fishing on the Buffalo National River in northern Arkansas when a feeling of dread came over us. It was a fabulous spring…


4 lessons for my son: Fathering (with brown skin)

Sunday, June 14, I celebrated my son’s first birthday, as well as my fifth anniversary.  As my son awoke on this special day, he crawled to his…


Father’s Day: To be called his children

This morning, I looked up the origin of Father’s Day and learned something new.  A woman named Sonora Smart Dodd was raised by her father, a civil…


A Dad’s Perspective During COVID-19

The alarm went off at 5 a.m. In the office by 6 a.m. Practice law until 2 p.m., then leave to coach seventh grade baseball, followed by varsity…


Dads, Let Your Children See You Repent

Like most parents, I can remember the exact moment I found out I was going to be a father: Mother’s Day morning in 2008.  My wife, Suzanne,…


How Do You Define Father?

A note from Janet: The article today is written by John Finch, with our editor, Blake Atwood. Our thanks to John and Blake (who edits for all our…


Groundbreaking Pilot's Advice for Dads

Karen Borta, the CBS anchor, said, “I need a piece of paper. I have to write that down.” CBS had just finished airing a segment about Lou Freeman, a…