Archive for the 'Fatherhood' Category

Q&A: Why Do My Boys (And My Husband) Like Such Dumb Entertainment?

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

It’s one of those mysteries between the sexes – what makes our choices of entertainment so different? Wives and mothers shake their heads over boys’ choices of movies, videos, books, and so on. To their thinking, so much of it is just stupid. And it’s not simply childishness – dads and husbands are laughing too. Why is there…
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What A Man’s Gotta Do

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

My wife, weak from the stomach flu, came out of the bathroom where she’d been hiding out—hiding by my request, I should say. “I’m so sorry,” she said, shakily. “I feel like I shouldn’t have left you out there to do that.”

When You Find That on Your Husband’s Phone

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

It’s the conference season, so we’re all over the place speaking and talking to people. It’s an honor to hear their stories and to be invited into their lives. It’s also heartbreaking, sometimes. We think the hardest part is talking to those whose marriages are in trouble. The grief is palpable. They look broken, injured,…
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Handling the Flu in Your Family with Grace

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

This year’s flu season is a doozy! Most of the families we know have had it and the rest are scared to death they are going to get it. We’ve found that times of sickness can bring out the worst in everyone — OR they can be workshops of grace! How can you make it…
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Q: My Son Blames Everyone But Himself …

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

The message started, “[I] desperately need advice …” … My almost six year old always blames me or someone else for his behavior. We are very big on teaching our children accountability. It can be small and big things. Yesterday, I told him he had to put on a coat to go outside. He preceded…
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What’s Your Son Got to Say Tonight?

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Recently we asked our Facebook page what people wanted us to write about. Several asked “How can mothers have a good relationship with their sons?” Our friends Marilyn and Rick Boyer helped us a lot with this topic in the articles they called Learning to Delight in Your Children. It helped us to clarify something we’ve…
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Boys and Valentine’s Day

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Moms tend to be big fans of Valentine’s Day. We love relationship stuff, chocolate, hearts, and flowers. Boys? Not so much. Chocolate is good, but the rest is kind of gooshy. So what do we do about Valentine’s Day in a houseful of boys? If you’ve been around here for awhile, you know we love…
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What’s The One Most Important Thing?

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

We recently reached a milestone online – our Facebook page Raising Real Men has gathered 20,000 fans. In the discussion that morning, one of our readers asked, “As a single mom, can you tell me the one most important thing I can teach my son?”

When Bickering is Out of Control

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

A friend asked recently: Ok ladies, it’s time for me to do some major/drastic behavior boot camp in this house. I am committing to staying home for several days, going nowhere and do nothing but set straight some major behavior issues we have here. I need some advice, though…How do I handle/tackle my 4 and…
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How to Talk to Your Children When Christian Leaders Fall

Friday, November 1st, 2013

This has been a pretty sobering week for many homeschool families. A very prominent leader and speaker in Christian homeschool circles confessed to an inappropriate relationship with a woman and resigned from his ministry and speaking engagements. As speakers ourselves, we and our children know most of the other families on the speaking circuit, so…
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