I remember the first day my son James was born. Holding his little body in my hands, looking in his eyes, listening to the sighs and cooing, and wondering what have I gotten myself into. I didn’t know a thing about being a father. My father left when I was eleven, no help there. Where do I go for help?
5 minute father
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.” Chinese Proverb
Maybe the best way for me to start this first blog is answer a simple question, “Why am I doing this?”
In the last 30 years, I have served as a pastor in multiple churches and found myself in the lead chair of a movement that put us in front of 5 million men in stadiums and arenas around the country.
Since we used to be boys, we have a more natural companionship with our sons; we’re more alike, and we enjoy more of the same activities. Oddly enough, even though it’s easier for us to be with our sons, it’s still too often a distant relationship. We need to be intentional about building a close connection with our sons and giving them a healthy model of what it means to be a boy, a man, and a father.