I’ve got four copies of The Father Connection (1996) by Josh McDowell to give away to four lucky winners!
So, let’s make it easy – just make a comment (or write a story!) about what’s wonderful, challenging, or even surprising about being a dad. OR you can write about your dad. I’ll have the drawing on Sunday, June 6.
Also, if you don’t mind helping me get the word out through your blog, I’ll put your name in the hat twice.
Limited to U.S. mailing addresses . . .
Commentary: Let’s end disposable marriage
Great piece by Leah Ward Sears – personal reflection about her brother who took his own life with tie-ins to marriage, divorce and fatherhood.
Tommy’s loss has catapulted me even farther down a path I was already on. This may sound like heresy, but I believe the United States and a host of Western democracies are engaged in an unintended campaign to diminish the importance of marriage and fatherhood. By refusing to do everything we can to stem the rising rate of divorce and unwed childbearing, our country often isolates fathers (and sometimes mothers) from their children and their families.
Of course, there are occasions when divorce is necessary. And not everyone should marry. But it has become too easy for people to walk away from their families and commitments without a real regard for the gravity of their decision and the consequences for other people, particularly children.