Divorce and children

Divorce and children

Telling my children that their mom and I were getting divorced was probably the hardest conversation I have ever had.

 

My son Luke was 11 at the time and my daughter Blythe 8. My heart broke as I looked into their sad, shocked eyes.  It took everything I had to stop my tears from flowing. Their lives were being turned upside down by the two people they trusted and relied on most in the world.

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Five Resolutions for Dads.

It’s barely a week into the new year and already so many of the heartfelt resolutions that sounded so good on 1st January are starting to feel a little onerous. And if we’re really honest with ourselves we know many of them won’t last. Why does this happen every year? We promise ourselves “a new year, a new me!” But it seldom happens. Life happens instead and we carry the same habits and struggles into another year.

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Raising the Future – Part Two

Our future lies in the hands of our children and in our hands lies the future of our children. It sounds like a riddle but it’s really quite simple; how well we raise the world’s children will determine the quality of our future on earth. The most important contribution any man or woman can make to world peace and prosperity is to parent the next generation well. Read More

Raising The Future

Raising the Future – Part One

Nothing is more important for the future of our planet than how well men and women raise their children.

Parents are given the unbelievable privilege of holding the vulnerable, malleable and utterly impressionable life of their child in their hands. In a parent’s hands lies literally the power of life and death for their children, for both body and soul. And in the hands of our children lies the future. Read More

5 commitments of a great father: Dad holding his little girl's hand, walking

5 commitments of a great father

A father is his son’s first hero and his daughter’s first romance – the most important man in their lives. Yet being a great father doesn’t just happen. It’s a conscious choice. In all the work I have done around fatherhood I have noticed a pattern – here are the five things all great fathers commit to.

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The Soul of Sex

“Every man who knocks on the door of a brothel is looking for God.” – G. K. Chesterton


It’s astounding how frequently men will risk complete compromise of their values, their marriage and their reputation to pursue a short-term enticement.

We joke that men have two heads and only enough blood to run one of them at a time but the truth is it goes a lot deeper than just physical desire. There is something captivating and bewitching about sex that can blind and blunt the conscience and common sense of men who are not whole. Like the sirens of Greek mythology who lured passing sailors with their enchanting music and voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island. Read More

Moms rock: mother and son hugging, son blowing bubbles

Moms rock

Miracle workers and magic makers, no-one exemplifies grace and beauty more than a mom in action.

The sweet, healing balm of a mother’s love touches every aspect of her child’s life. It soothes bruised egos, restores broken hearts, lifts up discouraged souls, and feeds hungry tummies. A good mom is a priceless gift to her children. She is both a soft nurturing sanctuary and a fierce protective shield. So many men and women are who they are today because of  selfless, loving and wise moms.

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Power of a good man: adult man's hand fist pumping a baby's hand

The power of a good man

I am utterly convinced that if we could somehow place a good man in every household crime would come to a grinding halt, our police force would become all but redundant and social services would never have to leave their offices.

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Happy Mother's Day: Dad Book on tray with breakfast and flower

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the incredibly strong and beautiful moms out there; our partners in parenting, and invaluable gifts to our world.

Love, Craig

How to build your child's self esteem: little girl gives thumbs up

How to build your child’s self esteem

Burning at the core of every child’s heart are some questions that beg to be answered. And the man who needs to answer is their father.

Who am I dad? What am I made of? Am I enough dad? Am I strong enough, smart enough, attractive enough? These questions are asked of every dad a thousand times in a thousand different ways. The boy who runs out to greet his dad with a boisterous tackle when he comes home from work is crying out, “look how strong I am dad! Am I strong enough?” The girl who dresses up in mom’s oversize dress and parades in front of dad is crying out, “look how beautiful I am dad! Am I beautiful enough?” Miss enough of these moments and you miss your child’s heart forever. Catch these moments and answer the question well and you will gift your child of an unshakeable self esteem. Read More