Saturday, June 18, 2005

Thoughts on Father's Day Eve

On his blog today, radio talk show host and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President Albert Mohler posts links to several articles concerning the current state of fatherhood in our society (including an interview with Brad Wilcox, who was the subject of an earlier post today by Alexander Samuels). Mohler writes: . . .

We seem to be living at a moment when fatherhood, having been sidelined, marginalized, and depreciated for at least three decades, is back as a calling among many younger Christian men. That's the good news. The bad news is that so much ground has already been lost.

Hat tip to News! for Christians.

While we are on the subject of Father's Day, I'd like to highly recommend to dads of young daughters a little book that has made a big difference in how I relate to my 9-year-old. It's She Calls Me Daddy, by Robert Wolgemuth. As the book's subtitle says, it offers "Seven Things Every Man Needs to Know About Building a Complete Daughter," and from a Christian perspective. And if your daughter is heading into her teen years, it will help you to lay down a good set of ground rules when it comes to dating. (So watch out all you future suitors of my little girl!)


At Saturday, June 18, 2005 3:50:00 PM, Anonymous Joel Gillespie said...


Thanks for the good word, bro. As a father of five daughters who are as different from each other as night to day, and as a sole guy in a small house full of the other gender, I feel lost sometimes frankly, and the title and theme of that book sounds appealing. Keep up the good work. Say hi to Tammy and to your brother! Joel


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