A very pleasent scene to see a father and son play at the beach early sunday morning!!

This Sunday we celebrate Father’s Day. Here are some of my reflections on fatherhood from past years:

What Dad Taught Me: 5 Invaluable Principles I Use Every Day:

Dad was a blue-collar guy, a licensed plumber, who has always been known for the quality of his work. It wasn’t the specific job he did but the way Dad carried himself that taught me the most about life, about manhood, and about living out the gospel. These five lessons are ones I’ve adopted as I seek to honor the Lord with my life.

It’s Never Too Late To Become a Great Dad – Interview with Jim Daly

The president of Focus on the Family talks about his own tumultuous childhood and makes the case that men can become good fathers in their own generation, despite their upbringing.

Ten Things Nobody Tells You About Becoming a Dad

This is my most popular blog post, written a few years ago. All ten things hold up pretty well, I think.

5 Things Every Daughter Needs to Hear From Her Dad

I’m a father of four beautiful children, three of whom are girls. My oldest daughter is eleven years old. I love having daughters. There is something about having a daughter that softens a man, adds a certain tenderness to his soul. In that spirit, I’d like to share five things every daughter needs to hear from her father:

5 Things Every Son Needs to Hear From His Dad

Just as there is something wonderful about being the father of daughters, there is something wonderful about being the father of a son. In my house, Daniel Jr (4) and I are outmatched four-to-one by girls, so we sort of stick together to make sure everything is not painted pink, some football gets watched on a regular basis, and that we watch as many superhero movies as Barbie movies. Seriously, though, fathering your sons is a serious job, men. And so in that spirit, I’d like to offer five things every son needs to hear from his father:

photo credit: Sudanshu Goyal