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Modern Dads and Their Divided Attentions

From Steve Wickham In not being present, in pretending I can hold two or more attentions simultaneously, I betray eternity’s moment for the temporary release I feel I could have by looking at a little machine at the end of my arm. Whether it is an important e-mail I’ve been waiting for, or some form…

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The Best Men I’ve Known

From Steve Wickham  Even as I’m served by a young man leading a younger woman poorly, that is, by treating her with a simmering disdain, as her boss, because he himself is flustered, I’m reminded, ironically, as it would seem… of the best men I’ve known. None of the best men I’ve known are well…

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Two Fresh Discoveries As Father and Husband

From Steve Wickham  ‘Meg bit Ted,’ my son read out, immediately his eyes filling with tears. Even before he read those words I had sensed something was about to happen. I consoled him, before asking him if he was okay. He said he was, but clearly, he hadn’t quite recovered. Being that it was before…

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What the Father Wants for His Daughter

From Steve Wickham   On a recent night, where as a family we gathered to say goodbye to a daughter moving to the other side of the country, it struck me just what does the Father feel for His daughter. Yes, this is not really about me as a father to my daughters, but it is…

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God Interrupts Busyness for His Purpose

From Steve Wickham  Oh, how mysterious is God? But oh, how reliable the Lord also is. On a recent day, a day of supposed holiday merriment, I felt inundated with jobs, tasks, interactions, so-called pressing demands. It may have only been six or seven, but it was enough to draw me away from my sole…

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The Repetitive Grief of a Separated Parent

From Steve Wickham  March 13, 2005, a Sunday, was like so many Sundays in the 2003 – 2007 period. Well, every second one. After picking my daughters up on a Friday afternoon I’d return them to their mother on a Sunday afternoon. It was always hard. Without exception, having helped settle them in with Mum,…

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5 Best Fun Ideas for Improving the Father-Daughter Bond at Home

From Karanveer Rawat  Now, the social trends are changing. Working couples are hardly getting time to interact with children. Fathers are more prone to making the distance in comparison to mothers due to several reasons. But, a child’s complete growth is not possible till he or she gets proper attention from parents. Both the parents…

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Where Have All the Fathers Gone?

From James Snyder  Around this time of the year, my thoughts wander back to my father. He’s been gone quite a spell but his memory lingers. I often wonder what he would think of what is happening in our world today if he were to come back. I grew up with a father who believed…

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Different Roles of a Father

From Sonali Pathak  A father is a man with the Midas magic who can turn around the worst situation for his children into the most adaptable one. This man has plays a number of significant roles in his children’s life. A father is someone who works it all to bring about the best version of…

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