19 09, 2020

Work Day with Dad

By |2020-09-19T17:51:01+10:00September 19th, 2020|Children, Family|1 Comment

I once went to a men’s breakfast where Paul Bartlett, then a father of young children, was speaking about the importance of fathers in the lives of their children. He told the story of how, once a month, his dad, who was in a high-pressure more

7 09, 2020

The Father Crisis

By |2020-09-07T10:04:14+10:00September 7th, 2020|Children, Family|1 Comment

It was June 1910, Washington. The first official Father’s Day was being celebrated. Apparently, according to today’s standards, they had been through a century of backwards gender stereotypes and roles perpetuated in American society. Yet it was only a year before that a young lady more

22 08, 2020

The Power of Apology

By |2020-08-22T17:34:49+10:00August 22nd, 2020|Family|1 Comment

I could have titled this article The amazing things that happen when a father says “sorry”, but having the courage to say sorry and exercise forgiveness will work for anyone: dad, mum, male or female. Some years ago, at my daughter’s engagement party, I had more

15 08, 2020

Men — We Need Each Other

By |2020-08-15T20:58:33+10:00August 15th, 2020|Family|0 Comments

We need each other. The saying from Proverbs is true: “As iron sharpens iron, so does a man sharpen the face of his friend.” Robert Louis Stevenson put it this way: “No man is useless while he has a friend.” Dr John Tickell, a specialist more

8 08, 2020

The Grief of Fatherhood

By |2020-08-08T12:42:28+10:00August 8th, 2020|Family|0 Comments

When my beautiful and only daughter got married, I was reminded of the words of Enid Bagnold, “A father is always making his baby into a little woman, and when she is a woman he turns her back again.” At the time of my daughter’s more

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