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Monday, April 30, 2007

Stepdads: Don’t Compete With the Child’s Father

Orville is about to become a stepfather, and he wrote to me with a question: the 8-year-old son of his fiancée minds his father very well, but wreaks havoc at home. "What should I do?" Orville writes.

Monday, April 30, 2007

The Best Gift for Your Child: Romance for Your Wife

You love your children; you deeply desire to see them grow up healthy and happy. But what is the most important thing you can give your children to help them grow up feeling loved, nurtured, self-confident and at peace?

Monday, April 30, 2007

What Children Gain When You Love Their Mother

"Who has helped you the most in your fathering?" We asked that very question to thousands of men as part of our research. Some answered, "My father" or "My pastor." Several mentioned Dr. James Dobson. But the most popular answer by far was, "My wife." And when we asked, "Who helps you overcome struggles in your fathering?" the number one answer was, again, "My wife."

Monday, April 30, 2007

Prepare To Fight Fair

The Williams family was at it again. Mom accused Dad of being rude to her that morning, and Dad denied it. His memory, he claimed, was much more accurate than hers. Mom said he was crazy—if he couldn't even remember to put up the toilet seat, how could he claim to remember the fight?! Dad exploded in anger, and mom said he was acting just like his father. Dad yelled that she was stupid and overweight.

Monday, April 30, 2007

Great Dates (even for busy parents)

Remember your dating days—those long walks, romantic dinners, and intimate conversations that were the milestones of falling in love? Those moments full of emotion and closeness became the foundation for your marriage relationship.

Monday, April 30, 2007

Marital Interaction

One of the best things a father can do for his kids is love their mother and build a strong marriage. The effort you put into your marriage is worth it to your children.

Monday, April 30, 2007

A Dad’s Secret Weapon: Parental Discussion

Do you think of your wife as a teammate? This is not like when she feeds the kids, changes their diapers, dresses them and then gives them to you to play with. That's hardly teamwork.

Monday, April 30, 2007

The Most Special Person in Your Life

In an effort to find out what really makes women feel appreciated, wanted, and loved, authors Lucy Sanna and Kathy Miller surveyed women from ages 20 to 70, using over 100 questions. The responses they received were not generally surprising, but they can serve as reminders to us husbands and fathers.

Monday, April 30, 2007

Write Notes to Your Wife

No argument, communication is the lifeblood of a marriage. But for some men, the notion of sitting down for some extended sharing time with their wives is intimidating. Not that we have an excuse—our wives need to hear from us often about our lifelong devotion to them.

Monday, April 30, 2007

A Wagon Ride with Dad

I'm a better father because of my wife, Dee. And, you can be a better father because of your wife.

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