In episode 27 of the STANDcast Dwayne Hayes, editor in chief of STAND magazine, is joined by Jeff Wenzel and Mitch Nobis to discuss forgiveness. They talk about their parents and apologies, modeling forgiveness for their children, and Dwayne shares a recent experience of needing to ask his son to … [Read more...] about The STANDcast 27: On Forgiveness, “the attribute of the strong”
Watching My Daughter Through the One Way Mirror of a Preschool Observation Room Maggie's finishing a portrait of our family, gluing googly eyes ............onto a stately stick figure I hope is me. Now she doesn't know who to play with, as other kids, ............posie-pocketed, … [Read more...] about Poems on Fatherhood by Robert Fanning
My job is being a father. My profession is drawing comics. I write for fun. I learned the comics profession by drawing, the job of fatherhood by being a father. I had three wonderful teachers: my daughters who are eight, four, and two. Writing, in a sense, was always there. I decided to put … [Read more...] about Sleepless Nights and Kisses for Breakfast: Reflections on Fatherhood
........ I have learned that every person can make a difference every day, and that serving others changes you for the better. ........ Richard Shadyac, Jr. Memphis, TN ALSAC I’m the President and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children's Research … [Read more...] about Meet Richard Shadyac, Jr., A Man Making a Difference
Robert Putnam, author of Bowling Alone, explores how a growing "opportunity" gap impacts America's children, threatening to make the American Dream inaccessible to more and more of our kids. Combining personal narratives with current research on the influence of families, parenting, … [Read more...] about STAND Recommends Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis by Robert Putnam
........ Wes Molebash reminds us that even the best dads will make mistakes and fail ... a lot! ........ … [Read more...] about The Best Dads are Screwups
In episode 09 of the STANDcast Dwayne Hayes, editor in chief of STAND magazine, is joined by Mitch Nobis and Jeff Wenzel to talk about the process of naming their children. In addition, they manage to discuss Tom Cruise, Dwayne Johnson (again), and the Doritos Theory of Cultural Devastation. All … [Read more...] about The STANDcast 09: The Return of Gary, Gerrymandering, or What’s in a Name?
In episode 06 of the STANDcast Dwayne Hayes, editor in chief of STAND magazine, is joined by Mitch Nobis and Jeff Wenzel to discuss some of the lessons learned about making a marriage work and dealing with all the baggage brought to a relationship. In addition, they discuss dumb household accidents, … [Read more...] about The STANDcast 06: Is Marriage a Melancholy Indie Flick or a Romantic Hollywood Blockbuster?
It dawned on me as my 15-year old daughter drove through Ohio that this is probably our last vacation as a family. My son, 17, will be a high school senior next year and will be working next summer to help pay for college. After that, he'll be busy creating his own life, working, trying to find his … [Read more...] about Keeping the Light On
Several years ago I ran a workshop for parents aimed at helping them talk with kids about sex. At the time I was in graduate school and didn’t have any children of my own. I didn’t exactly consider myself an “expert” on the subject, but I had done my research and developed what I thought was a … [Read more...] about Let’s Talk About Sex: Dads and Discussing the Birds & the Bees
........ “Love is not the only thing, but it’s the best thing.” Mark Heard ........ I was asked to craft a sort-of presuppositional response to my previous blog entry about defending your neighborhood. I went through three drafts before I finally narrowed it down to a clear and … [Read more...] about Love is Action