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Love is not soon Angry (7 of 14)

Do any of your children express frustration or rage? One of the worst things we can do as fathers is provoke our children to anger. We exasperate our children when we … → Read More: Love is not soon Angry (7 of 14)

Love is Politeness (5 of 14)

Should a child’s peers develop their character? Does social conformity make strong citizens? You endanger your children by letting peers influence their values and decisions because … → Read More: Love is Politeness (5 of 14)

Who is to Blame? (2 of 2)

For DAD Only:

Lame Blame

Guilty people like to make others feel guilty. Like giant yellow tractors, they dump their own dirt onto other’s backs, trying to clear the landscape of their souls. Dad, it doesn’t matter how many earth-movers we have in our homes, they will never be able to remove the grunginess of our own self-disappointment.

When I find myself playing the blame game, I must stop and ask why. Some heavy-duty guilt-loaders publicly berate their children for their flaws and insult their wives for past mistakes. However, the desire to unload our tonnage of problems on others … → Read More: Who is to Blame? (2 of 2)

Valentine’s Day

For DAD Only:

Love Gives Itself

Her dad hit her with a piece of metal. The teacher saw the mark. Dad had to leave the home.

But Dad loves his daughter. We discover this as we observe him weeping before his counselor. He bemoans the separation, expressing the guilt he feels, the heartbreak. He wishes he could have communicated his love better. He wanted the best for his family. He wanted his girl to have a clean room. He wanted her to be safe. He wanted her to live without shame. He didn’t want her to get pregnant in high … → Read More: Valentine’s Day