By Tammy R. Shewfelt For years, our culture has promoted a not-so-positive definition of a man, father and husband. The crucial role of men in society and the family has been sidelined for many reasons. Whether men feel their diminished importance is due to forces outside of themselves, or they just lack the desire to …Continue reading "Dads Need a Life-Giving Voice in Crisis Pregnancies"
By Andrew Wood Many will use Father’s Day as a day to point out the failures of men in child-rearing. This is not my motivation today. I have written in the past about the role of a father versus the role of a dad. How one is distant and one is engaged. I will not …Continue reading "Dads: You Matter, And We Appreciate You"
By Dave Andrusko This will be a short post. Elsewhere today, we are reposting a great story about a McDonald’s Super Bowl ad which include the dazzling smile of a child with Down syndrome as part of the “Paying with Lovin’” ad campaign. She’s just part of the family, like everyone else. Take a …Continue reading "Super Bowl ads send the message that dads are important to their children at all ages and all situations"
By Paul Stark Abortion isn’t only a women’s issue. Here are three ways that fatherhood and abortion intersect. (1) The importance of supportive fathers. According to the Guttmacher Institute, half of women having abortions say (as a reason) that they do not want to be a single parent or they are having trouble with …Continue reading "Dads and abortion: Three ways they intersect"
By Dave Andrusko Over the last seven days, in anticipation of Father’s Day, we’ve run at least one post a day on “Men and Abortion.” Today’s contribution—the classic Phil McCombs’ column, “Remembering Thomas.” Also in anticipation of Father’s Day, at the other end of the spectrum, you may have already heard about or even …Continue reading "Father’s Day and the Privilege of Faithfulness"