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  • The National Center For Fathering Conducts Father ...  PRO

    Contributed by Bobby Scobey on May 20, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    The National Center for Fathering conducts Father of the Year Essay Contests in partnership with local schools and sponsoring organizations. In 2005, eight contests were held and altogether, over 100,000 school children submitted essays on the topic, "What My Father Means to Me." Below is a ...read more

  • Looking For The Father

    Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Aug 30, 2001
    based on 58 ratings

    LOOKING FOR THE FATHER Author Michael Green writes: Only Jesus fully understands God the Father. Great people have discovered and taught many true and noble things about God. Nobody has known him with the intimacy of Jesus, who could call him Abba, "dear daddy." When that holy man, ...read more

  • They Need A Father  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 9, 2002
    based on 17 ratings

    THEY NEED A FATHER ... “almost 75 percent of American children living in fatherless households will experience poverty before the age of eleven, compared to only 20 percent of those raised by two parents. Children living in homes where fathers are absent are far more likely to be expelled from ...read more

  • A Father's Role  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 9, 2002
    based on 13 ratings

    A FATHER'S ROLE James Dobson and Gary Bauer in their book Children at Risk articulate the importance of the father’s leadership and his role in the children’s emotional development and moral education: “Fathers must be there to tame adolescent boys, to give a young son a sense of what I means to ...read more

  • A Father's Role  PRO

    Contributed by Jerry Fenter on May 23, 2002
    based on 18 ratings

    A FATHER'S ROLE “The most urgent domestic challenge facing the United States at the close of the 20th century is the re-creation of fatherhood as a social role for men.” “A good father does these basic things: provides for his family, protects his family, and gives ...read more

  • American Fathers

    Contributed by Robert Odle on May 30, 2002
    based on 40 ratings

    AMERICAN FATHERS "Having children is the most beautifully irrational act that two people can commit. "A father quickly learns that his child invariably comes to the bathroom at precisely the times when he’s in there, as if he needed company. Whether the father is trying to shave or nap or ...read more

  • A Father's Forgiveness  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 9, 2002
    based on 38 ratings

    A FATHER'S FORGIVENESS In his book, What’s So Amazing About Grace , Phillip Yancey tells the story of Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway grew up in a very devout evangelical family, and yet there he never experienced the grace of Christ. He lived a libertine life that most of us would call "dissolute"… ...read more

  • My Father

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 10, 2003
    based on 2 ratings

    My Father; When I was seven: My Dad was a genius When I was forteen: My Dad is wrong many times. When I was twenty: My Father is old fashion and not up to things. When I was twentyfive: The old man does not know what he is talking about, he is out of touch with reality. When I was thirty five: ...read more

  • A Survey Of Fathers  PRO

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Jul 3, 2003
    based on 26 ratings

    A SURVEY OF FATHERS The June 2003 issue of Family Circle Magazine contained results from a recent national survey of fathers. It had some interesting results: * 94% feel building a family is the hardest and most important thing a man can do. * 71% say fatherhood is more demanding ...read more

  • They Need A Father  PRO

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Jul 31, 2003
    based on 7 ratings

    THEY NEED A FATHER ... “almost 75 percent of American children living in fatherless households will experience poverty before the age of eleven, compared to only 20 percent of those raised by two parents. Children living in homes where fathers are absent are far more likely to be expelled from ...read more

  • My Father  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 24, 2003
    based on 6 ratings

    My Father is very patient and kind. My Father is not envious, never boastful. My Father is not arrogant. My Father is never rude, nor is He self-seeking. My Father is not quick to take offense. My Father keeps no score of wrongs. My Father does not gloat over my sins but is always glad when ...read more

  • A Father's Legacy  PRO

    Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    A Father's Legacy Jim Berg wrote about the state of the family: "The family, which should be the greatest refuge for the child, has become a domestic battlefield where a child is often caught in the crossfire of his parents' warfare. The time and energy that should be spent giving him the ...read more

  • Churchhill's Father

    Contributed by Bill Purvis on Oct 20, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    Churchhill’s Father Winston Churchhill’s father was jealous of Winston. He couldn’t speak a kind word of him. Curchhill, the greatest leader of the day, in the book, "The Last Lion" says, "I would rather had been an apprentice for a brick layer, or run errands as a messenger boy, or dressed the ...read more

  • A Father's Love

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Jun 13, 2009

    A FATHER'S LOVE A father had told his son he would send him to sleep in the attic with only bread and water for his supper if he disobeyed. Well, the boy disobeyed and was sent to the attic. But the father couldn’t eat. He had his son on his mind and his heart. His wife said, “I know what ...read more

  • Children And Their Fathers

    Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Jun 16, 2009

    CHILDREN AND THEIR FATHERS An old English proverb tells how important fathers are. It says: "A father is more than a hundred schoolmasters." Fathers are often more appreciated at different ages of their children. Mark Twain had the candour to admit a change in his perception of his father: "When ...read more

  • Father Will Be Angry

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Jun 14, 2010

    FATHER WILL BE ANGRY The story is told of a young boy was driving a big hayrack down the road and it turned over right in front of a farmer's house. The farmer came out and saw the young boy crying and said, "Son, don't worry about this, we can fix it. Right now dinner's ready. Why don't you ...read more

  • A Father's Wisdom

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 29, 2010

    A FATHER'S WISDOM A father and his small son were out walking one day when the lad asked him a question. "Dad, how does electricity could go through the wires stretched between the telephone poles? "I don't know," said his father. "I never knew much about electricity." A few roads farther ...read more

  • A Winning Father

    Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Jan 1, 2011

    A WINNING FATHER One of the most powerful stories in the history of the Olympic Games involved a canoeing specialist named Bill Havens. He was a shoe-in, I'm told, to win a gold medal in the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris. But a few months before the Games were held, he learned that his wife ...read more

  • A Father's Protection  PRO

    Contributed by Perry Greene on Mar 8, 2012
    based on 1 rating

    A FATHER'S PROTECTION Certain Native American tribes had a rite of passage for their teenage boys. At age 13 a boy would be blindfolded and led to a certain spot in the woods. He would be forced to sit down while the men of the tribe returned to their camp. The boy would be required to sit ...read more

  • A Father's Legacy  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 30, 2012
    based on 1 rating

    A FATHER’S LEGACY Ken Hemphill tells the story of what took place at his church when he was pastor of FBC of Norfolk. He was out on the sidewalk welcoming people as they got out of their cars. About 3rd in line was a father & his teenage son. The father had a golf shirt on, and he evidently was ...read more