Tag: Fathers

My Dad is Becoming Like Me

I don’t know when it started but every so often I think about what my dad was like at my age, or whatever the age I was at the time. Did he have the same struggles? All my life I saw “my dad” as a grown man who knew all the answers. In fact, it was...

Saving Your Daughter

One of the blessings of teaching high school English literature was to discover how certain stories touched various students. I recall a day when my class was discussing a novel in which a young girl’s beloved father dies from a debilitating disease...

Love’s Mission

In the Gospel of John (6:37-40), Jesus boldly reveals His identity: He is the One sent by the Father. Three chapters earlier, in John 3:16, we are told of God’s love for us: For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes...

This Is Your Life

Once there was a man—let’s call him Tim—who was dying of cancer; thanks to hospice care, he was able to stay in his own home, where he spent all his time in bed. Tim happened to be a huge soccer fan, and because that’s not a major American sport, he...

He’s a Good Father?

At the pregnancy center where I volunteer, I recently sat down with a twenty-three-year-old woman who had come in for a pregnancy test. Aside from the biological questions we ask (symptoms, last period, etc.), we also ask something about her...