This year, consider a different kind of gift for Dad. Maybe instead of a tie, after-shave, or a new pair of socks, you could purchase the gift of diving deeper into the life-changing journey of being a dad.
I had an opportunity to partner with the folks at Authentic Manhood to film a session on A Man and his Fatherhood... Read More
Your role is profound in the life of your daughter. As a man, you have a unique ability to draw out her beauty—deeper beauty—than possibly anyone else in her life. Tell her that she is beautiful, inside and out. Encourage her and tell her when you see her kindness toward a friend of her tenderness toward an animal. Speak to her strengths and love her through her weaknesses. As you do these things, you touch on the femininity that is growing inside her.
You can also be affectionate with her, even when she gets older and starts to pull away. She will be embarrassed by this, but that is all part of the adolescent ruse. It’s embarrassing for your dad to do these things. But she still enjoys them—even when she act like she doesn’t. Put your arm around her at church. Offer her your arm when you are walking into an event. This kind of affection helps her feel cared for and valued... READ MORE Read More