Stories from the journey of fatherhood & brotherhood
“Why would you go to Waco?”
That’s what everyone asked. The inference was clear – the flatlands of Central Texas had nothing to offer. People leave Waco to visit Colorado, not the other way around. Why would I sign up for three days of wandering a sprawling gift shop in a massive tourist trap? Because my wife was dying to go. The trip was for her – or at least that’s what I thought.
We went there to visit Magnolia Market at the Silos. I kept calling it...
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...