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20 Jan Posted by in For Fathers | Comments

Fathers Aren’t Doomed to Repeat the Past

Fathers Aren’t Doomed to Repeat the Past

This is the fourth in a series of posts containing excerpts from John Fuller’s new book First-Time Dad, published by Moody Publishers. A man who has had a difficult relationship with his father isn’t doomed to repeat the past. You can be different from your dad. Author and speaker Josh McDowell had an incredibly painful […]

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13 Jan Posted by in For Fathers | Comments

When Dad is Divorced or Distant

When Dad is Divorced or Distant

This is the third of a series of posts containing excerpts from John Fuller’s new book First-Time Dad, published by Moody Publishers. When kids grow up without a loving father, their lives are often filled with pain. Of all the negative influences affecting today’s dads, divorce is probably the most pervasive and most serious. The […]

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30 Dec Posted by in For Fathers | Comments

We Learn to Parent From our Parents

We Learn to Parent From our Parents

This is the second of a series of posts containing excerpts from John Fuller’s new book First-Time Dad, published by Moody Publishers. Like it or not, men learn our approach to parenting from our parents – especially our dad. As sons, like it or not, we learn our approach to parenting from our parents—especially our […]

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21 Dec Posted by in For Fathers | Comments

First-Time Dads: Learning From Your Father’s Mistakes

First-Time Dads: Learning From Your Father’s Mistakes

This is the first of a series of posts containing excerpts from John Fuller’s new book First-Time Dad, published by Moody Publishers. By the time actor Michael Douglas married Diandra Luker in 1977, the son of  screen legend Kirk Douglas was already a TV star. The dashing couple gave birth to a son, Cameron, just […]

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29 Nov Posted by in Real Life | Comments

Christmas: Caring or Chaos?

Christmas: Caring or Chaos?

One of the things we like to do at our house during the Christmas season is watch Christmas movies. The other day we watched “Four Christmases” with Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon. For those who haven’t seen it (and this is by no means a recommendation) it follows the two main characters who have dated […]

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22 Nov Posted by in Discipline/Training | Comments

Is it ever OK to spank your child?

Is it ever OK to spank your child?

There are few parenting topics that are more polarizing and stir up more passion than the issue of spanking. So we thought for our inaugural blog post it would be great to get the discussion going by letting it all hang out and talk about spanking. There are not many neutral parties when it comes […]

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