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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Dad Who Blesses

With the last name of Smith, my wife and I hoped to set our boys apart by giving them first names found off the beaten path. We started out alright with Isaac and Noah. In 1993 when Joshua came along, we had no idea it was destined to be one of the most popular names of the entire decade. We gave Gideon a name so seldom used he can't find a personalized bike plate anywhere!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

That Sinking Feeling of Failure

Have your best intentions as a father ever ended in disaster? Have you ever fallen flat on your face with your kids? I certainly have. But when faced with that sinking feeling of failure, I always remember a story my dad used to tell me about his days in the Royal Air Force as a boat builder.

Friday, October 15, 2010

How do YOU respond to spilled milk?

I tell a lot of stories about my son Chance, and here's another one that you might identify with, from when he was 13 years old:

Thursday, October 7, 2010

A Video that Could Change Your Marriage

Do you ever feel like your marriage has become a minefield? Sometimes we get off track with our wives, and the smallest things can cause tension and separation. Too often, couples get caught up in the distractions of life and lose track of each other — and, as identified by our research, loving your children's mother is a key fundamental of Championship Fathering.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Power of the Written Word

Is there a special handwritten note from your childhood that you remember? I fondly remember my special note. It was from my father.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Jerry’s Wake-Up Call (and Maybe Yours)

Our Father-Daughter Summit events always reveal some valuable lessons for dads of daughters, and really all dads. One example of that comes from Jerry, who attended an event with his daughter several years ago and served recently as a volunteer at another event.

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