This is a topic I’ve wanted to start for a while, but always felt apprehensive about doing so for some reason.
I’m sure I could come up with a better title, but I prefer simplicity, and the chosen name ‘bout sums it up.
I want this to be a place where all things fatherhood can be discussed, and everyone is welcome. It can be where existing fathers can bring up issues they’re having, prospective fathers search for preemptive advice, sons or daughters learn what makes other dads “tick” to better understand their own, wives and mothers offer their own perspective so we dads can learn, or anything and everything in between.
I love my own dad, but we had serious issues when I was growing up, because he silently struggled with his own demons and stubbornly refused to let anyone one in and help. As I grew and became a father myself, I saw a lot of the same issues arise. He and I have had dialogue, and worked on a lot of healing, but I still have a long way to go.
So let’s support one another – fathers, husbands, sons, daughters, wives and mothers – and try to be the best dads we can, passing that on to the next generation.