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Stories from the journey of fatherhood & brotherhood
She Just Needed To Sit With Me daughters fatherhood presence May 13, 2020
After the world turned upside down a few months ago with COVID, and the stay-at-home orders fell into place, I had to find a new rhythm to my days. Our girls were no longer rushing off to school in the morning, and my commute transformed from a drive through town into the descent down a flight of stairs. We all had to find a new way of being.
 
And yet despite my physical presence at home increasing significantly, I realize that my mental and emotional presence at home decreased even...
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Pursuit Through Creation & Pedicures creation daughters fatherhood glory Mar 01, 2020
She painted my thumbnail purple and insisted I keep it for a week. I wore it like a badge of honor.
 
We sat together on a rock next to a swift-moving stream too deep to step into but close enough to splash. Her bare feet dangled over the bank as I awkwardly tried to both keep my balance and get enough water to wash and pumice her 11 year old toes. I had no idea what I was doing, and yet she was patient with my ignorance and instructed me with through giggles and tickles. She ended up...
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Fathering Daughters: 5 Important Realities Every Dad Needs to Know daughters fatherhood intention Nov 19, 2019

There is no doubt that fathering sons is overwhelmingly challenging. And up till now, much of our focus has been on the making of men out of our sons. But make no mistake. It takes just as much intentionality and purpose to raise daughters into vibrant and alive women. Girls need their fathers just as much as boys. But fathering girls is a whole different animal.

I am in the heat of it, so let me start by asking you to cut me some slack. I have two daughters, one age 12, and the other...

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