Fathers

Before It’s Too Late

Before It’s Too Late

I have written previously about Alexis de Tocqueville’s 1836 observation that America’s unique strength was how Judeo-Christian faith and values were woven deeply and inexorably into the multi-faceted quilt of our society.  People might differ on the details of...
Why Thanksgiving?

Why Thanksgiving?

As Thanksgiving approaches I am focused on two aspects of this special day which are not always on the table with the turkey, mashed potatoes, pies and other delicious dishes. The first is Gratitude.  I don’t see it much. Many of us appear to be worried, slightly...
A Word is Sometimes Worth A Thousand Family Pictures

A Word is Sometimes Worth A Thousand Family Pictures

A parent’s words and actions—particularly those of the father—have much more impact on children than we appreciate.  Everyday conversations can be life changing.  The message to us as parents: Handle with thought and care, and be engaged. Elsewhere I have discussed...
Scouting the Future

Scouting the Future

I was rummaging around in the future and found this Boy Scouts of America policy document, distributed in 2023.  It was written for the large group of gay Boy Scout leaders who began entering the movement after the national organization ended its ban on gay leaders in...
Truth Has Consequences: Where Have All the Fathers Gone?

Truth Has Consequences: Where Have All the Fathers Gone?

We were recently introduced to a group of dedicated young women at KnowYourIX who are leading the movement to protect women on college campuses, and to punish men, either legally or administratively, who commit acts of violence and rape. I completely agree that men...