There are hundreds of “mommy” blogs floating around the internet. Thousands probably. If you want to be a better mom, or hear about how you’re failing as a mother, the opportunity for online community is endless.
Women are good at this sort of thing. They like to talk things out.
Not us dudes.
For most of us, reading a blog isn’t at the top of our “to-do” list. And if we are going to sit down and read, it is likely to learn what Fantasy Football player is going to rake in the most points for us that week (thank you, Aaron Rodgers).
But the reality is that I’m a guy. And more importantly, a father. A daddy. And most days I feel like I have no clue what I’m doing. My parenting strategies change by the day, if not by the minute.
But, like you, I’m committed to figuring this thing out. And if you’re anything like me, you may not have had the best examples of what a solid dad looks like.
The other day I searched the internet for “dad blogs” and “Christian dad help”. The first search yielded almost zero options and the second was cheesier than my grandma’s Bible study. Lots of good information, just said in a way that makes it hard to relate.
So here we are.
This site is meant for real dudes, who have normal jobs and live normal lives, to talk about what it means to be a good dad and husband. I’ll be honest upfront, this blog will come from a Christian perspective. Although I’m not in vocational ministry any more, I spent the last 10 years as a pastor. I’ve literally had hundreds of conversations with guys who are trying to figure this stuff out. And despite not growing up in what therapists would call a “healthy” home, I’m learning that, as Christians, we have a pretty good example of what a faithful dad looks like.
You don’t need to be a dad to follow along. You don’t even need to be a dude for that matter. But I hope you join in. It’s going to be a crazy journey.