Keyword: fatherhood

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  • Raising Your Child For Something For Which You’re Entirely Unprepared

    08/11/2019 9:46:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 11, 2019 | Jonathan Feldstein
    My family and I recently had the privilege of celebrating two significant and interrelated milestones. We celebrated the 15th anniversary of our arrival in Israel, taking on citizenship and planting our roots firmly in our historic homeland. And we celebrated (yes, celebrated) the induction into the IDF of our oldest son.When our youngest son was born in Jerusalem, we knew that he would serve in the army, an obligation and privilege as an Israeli Jew, pretty much as genetic as his actual DNA.  But when our oldest son was born in N.J., we didn’t know this would be his destiny.But...
  • Our dads are our heroes, even if takes a lifetime to remember it

    06/16/2019 6:27:42 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 23 replies
    Dallas News ^ | June 16, 2019 | Dallas Morning News Editorial
    There’s an old chestnut about dads that’s often — and questionably — attributed to Mark Twain, and it goes like this: When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years. A dad occupies an interesting cycle in our lives doesn’t he? When we are little, he’s our hero, a giant holding us on his shoulders so we can suddenly see the world as if it isn’t...
  • The Diminishing Dad (the attack on fatherhood and the traditional family)

    06/16/2019 6:20:47 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    American Greatness ^ | June 15, 2019 | Jennifer Polk
    As the man hastily parked his car in the parking lot on an early spring morning, the sun was not yet peeking out from behind the clouds. The grey-haired father shoved his keys into his pocket and rushed down the hospital corridor, anxious to see his daughter and his infant grandson. Word had come to him that the newest member of his family had joined them sometime in the wee hours of that morning. The man rapped softly on the door of his daughter’s room and then entered quietly after hearing no reply. In shock, he viewed an empty room—no...
  • Calling All Men...

    06/14/2019 5:29:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 14, 2019 | Governor Matt Bevin
    I have been a U.S. Army officer responsible for the welfare of other soldiers, a business owner responsible for the livelihoods of my employees, and now a governor responsible to more than 4 million Kentuckians and 30,000 state employees. Yet, by far, the greatest and most sacred responsibility I have is to be a good husband to my wife and a good father to my nine children. Though at times I have done so imperfectly, I have always tried to make sure my wife and children know, beyond any shadow of a doubt, my love for them and my dedication...
  • 'Hey Gillette, does this offend you?'

    01/20/2019 8:52:47 AM PST · by Paal Gulli · 47 replies
    Yahoo Lifestyle ^ | 01/18/2019 | Elise Solé
    Dad and his children pose for family photo carrying guns: 'Hey Gillette, does this offend you?' Social media personality Graham Allen and his children. (Photo: Graham Allen via Facebook) A gun-happy family is joining the resistance against Gillette for its divisive ad targeting toxic masculinity. Graham Allen, a U.S. Army vet and the host of Rant Nation on Blaze TV, posted on his Facebook page a family photo shot in a field of cotton. He carries a weapon over his shoulder and his young daughter is flanked by her two brothers who hold a handgun and a rifle. “Practicing our...
  • Owen Wilson 'refuses to meet newborn daughter Lyla and does not want to share custody'

    11/07/2018 12:58:14 PM PST · by C19fan · 42 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 7, 2018 | Staff
    He's a devoted father to his two sons, despite no longer being with either of their mothers. But a new report suggests that Owen Wilson is determined not to do the same with his newborn daughter, Lyla, and has yet to meet the child, born last month. The actor 'refuses to meet his daughter,' a source told UsMagazine, noting the the blond-haired blue-eyed baby looked just like her father.
  • The Boy Crisis, The Dad Solution

    06/17/2018 7:50:31 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jun 17, 2018 12:01 AM | Rachel Alexander
    For Father’s Day, I interviewed Dr. Warren Farrell, co-author (with John Gray of Mars/Venus fame) of the just-published “The Boy Crisis.” While Dr. Farrell identifies ten causes of the boy crisis, he found that by far the biggest cause is a lack of father involvement. He explains why children who have minimal or no father involvement (who are “dad deprived”) suffer in more than 70 different areas in comparison to children who are “dad-enriched.” Farrell says the boy crisis is global. Among the 60 largest developed nations, boys are falling behind girls in every academic area, as well as in...
  • One Thing All School Shooters Have in Common (no dads)

    03/14/2018 7:18:36 AM PDT · by Wuli · 56 replies
    [watch the video]
  • Why Single Fathers Die Early or Have Higher Risk of Death

    02/19/2018 1:31:24 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 50 replies
    eMaxHealth ^ | Feb. 19, 2018 | Lena Kirakosyan
    <p>The risk of dying prematurely is more than doubled for single fathers compared to single mothers or fathers who are in a relationship. This is the result of a study done in Canada and published on February 15 by The Lancet Public Health.</p>
  • Feminist slams ‘Fixer Upper’ stars for 5th baby: We need to ‘shame’ them for being ‘irresponsible’

    01/15/2018 10:14:32 PM PST · by Architect of Avalon · 111 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Monday, January 15, 2018 | Claire Chretien
    CANADA, January 15, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – “Procreation is becoming a global public health concern, rather than a personal decision,” a feminist wrote for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in an article trashing "Fixer Upper" stars Chip and Joanna Gaines for having a fifth child. “It's not an exaggeration to say that the survival of our species depends” on population control, Kristen Pyszczyk wrote. Even though population control “carries with it associations with eugenics and other nasty historical events...we still need to talk about it.” The Gaines couple of HGTV fame announced the existence of their fifth child by posting a...
  • What Being a Dad with a Gun Taught My Daughter

    12/09/2017 12:09:07 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Dec 09, 2017 | Don Cicchetti
    Years ago, my daughter Samantha and I were home in the afternoon (she was off school, and I was home with her) when there was a loud knock on the front door. When I answered, I discovered that there were about a hundred cops, including SWAT (tactical truck and all) at my door and in my front yard. They did not look happy. "Yes? Can I help you?" I asked, as I got about a hundred hard stares from our guests. "Daddy, how many cops are out there?" Sam asked. "All of them, I think..." "Sir, there was a bank...
  • Weiner Pleads for Leniency [semi-satire]

    09/16/2017 10:41:34 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 Sep 2017 | John Semmens
    Former congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY) asked a Manhattan federal court to grant him leniency after his conviction for sending obscene emails and texts to an under-aged 15-year-old girl last year. Prosecutors are seeking a sentence of 21 to 27 months for a charge that carries a maximum of 10 years in prison. Weiner's lawyers argued that "the girl was the instigator of the crime. She preyed upon the weaknesses of a man who was widely known as a sex pervert. Now she's written a book and will profit from the experience. So, to say that she was an innocent victim...
  • Number of stay-at-home dads falls as novelty of being a 'new man' wears off

    09/14/2017 4:55:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | September 13, 2017 | Olivia Rudgard
    For years the number of stay-at-home dads has been rising, as more men take on responsibility for looking after the home and family.  But now the trend appears to be reversing, with the number falling sharply to a three-year low - and experts say the novelty of being a "new man" could be wearing off. 
  • Fatherhood and Mercy

    07/20/2016 6:30:44 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-19-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Fatherhood and Mercy Msgr. Charles Pope • July 19, 2016 • Last weekend I was out in Anacortes, Washington (about a hundred miles north of Seattle) preaching at the Faith on Fire conference. One of the talks I gave was entitled “Mercy and Fatherhood.” In it, I spoke about how a father can show mercy to his children. What follows is my notes for that talk. What does a priest know about being a father? Why don’t you read this post and then tell me? Remember that I have been the son of my father, I have two brothers,...
  • The Importance of Fathers (According to Science)

    08/11/2017 6:13:42 AM PDT · by vannrox · 9 replies
    The Art of Manlness ^ | June 19, 2015 | Brett and Kate McKay
    In 1960, only 10% of children were raised without a father in the home.Today, 40% are.There are many reasons behind this sobering statistic. The clichéd case of a man knocking up a woman, and then leaving town never to return certainly still occurs.But sometimes a man’s ex-wife petitions for primary custody of their kids, and sympathetic family courts unjustly grant this request about 80% of the time.And there is an increasing number of women — who for various reasons cannot or do not want to raise their children with a boyfriend or husband — who intentionally choose to become...
  • In Arkansas, Women Must Now Get A Man's Permission Before An Abortion

    07/17/2017 11:45:01 PM PDT · by Architect of Avalon · 49 replies
    Konbini ^ | 7/10/2017 | Kimberly B. Johnson
    In Arkansas, women are now required to get permission from men before going through with abortion services. The law is a provision of recently passed bill H.B. 1566 which states that in the matter of a person’s death, family members must all agree on what to do with the deceased person’s body. So, how do women and their bodies play into this at all? Arkansas legislators decided to include aborted fetuses into the Act, meaning both the mother and the father of the fetus must agree on what to do with the fetal remains. This essentially requires a woman to...
  • The truth about black fathers? They’re not all MIA

    06/18/2017 7:33:38 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 69 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Erika D. Smith | Erika D. Smith
    At 69 years old, I doubt my father remembers the conversation we had the afternoon of my high school graduation, but I think about it every Father’s Day.
  • Happy Father's Day to the World's Greatest Dad

    06/18/2017 8:29:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | June 18, 2017 | Lloyd Marcus
    My Dad corrected me. On April 27, he turned 89, not 90. I am extremely grateful that Dad is still mentally sharp, still preaching at his church the second Sunday of every month. As I have grown older, I have come to realize Dad's qualities I took for granted. I am a political activist black conservative. I tour the country with the Conservative Campaign Committee working to elect conservatives in special elections. Dad, on the other hand, is a lifelong Democrat. However, I did convince him to vote for Trump. It has taken years to convince Dad that the Democrats...
  • St. Joseph and Manhood

    03/20/2017 8:23:03 AM PDT · by Salvation · 94 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-19-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    St. Joseph and Manhood Msgr. Charles Pope • March 19, 2017 • I remember once being amused to hear that a 19th century Franciscan theologian (whose name I cannot recall) wrote a six-volume set called “The Life of St. Joseph.” How could one possibly get enough material to fill six volumes? We know so little about Joseph from Scripture. He seems to have been the strong, silent type. Not a word of his is recorded, but his actions have much to say, especially to men.On this feast of St. Joseph, we do well to ponder him as a model...
  • Bill Would Require Man’s Permission for Abortion

    02/08/2017 8:16:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    KFOR ^ | FEBRUARY 8, 2017 | Lorne Fultonberg
    A bill introduced at the state capitol would require the father of a fetus to sign off on an abortion. House Bill 1441, authored by Republican Rep. Justin Humphrey, would force women seeking abortions to identify the father to the doctor. If the person identified disputes he is the father, the person may ask for a paternity test, according to the bill. The legislation grants exceptions for rape, incest or when the mother's life is in danger. Exceptions are also made if the father of the fetus is deceased, provided the woman signs a notarized affidavit attesting to the fact....