All posts tagged: sons

Friday Resource


THE BOOK A FATHER’S INSIGHTS FOR MEN ON LIFE’S SIGNIFICANT MILESTONES We’re living through a profound crisis of masculinity, fostered by a media culture that idolizes youth and demonizes the strong male role. As a result, young men in their twenties and thirties aren’t encouraged to grow up, and their energy and talent are being squandered. The absence of fathers and male mentors leaves many young men spiraling emotionally, spiritually, and financially for years. Pastor Dave Bruskas Envisions A Better Future—One In Which Young Men Can Flourish And Take Their God-Given Seat At Life’s Table. Twenty years ago, Dave lost his infant son to a congenital heart defect. That devastating loss has fueled his desire to provide effective mentoring to young men ever since. Dear Son contains the insights Pastor Dave has given hundreds of young men and would have given his son if he had lived through life’s key milestones: first dates and first jobs weddings and births graduations, and much more You won’t want to miss the timeless wisdom from this sonless father …

I wish I could have told him in the Living Years


I wasn’t there that morning When my Father passed away I didn’t get to tell him All the things I had to say… Here’s a great video & song from the 80’s from Mike & the Mechanics “The Living Years”. The video being shot in West Somerset,England (Oct ’88) with the beautiful scenery with this song show why the 80’s (& early 90’s also) were great.Though we can’t go back in time (not yet at least) as long as we have videos & songs like these then they will give us a chance to go back & remember the good times,the bad times & the best times of our lives FOREVER! Remember & Never Forget! Every generationBlames the one beforeAnd all of their frustrationsCome beating on your doorI know that I’m a prisonerTo all my Father held so dearI know that I’m a hostageTo all his hopes and fearsI just wish I could have told him in the living yearsCrumpled bits of paperFilled with imperfect thoughtStilted conversationsI’m afraid that’s all we’ve gotYou say you just don’t see itHe …

Father of a Great son


I have known of a number of wealthy men who were not successes as fathers. They made money rapidly; their factories were marvels of organization; their money investments were sound and made with excellent judgment, and their contributions to public service were useful and willingly made. All this took time and thought. At the finish there was a fortune on the one hand, and a worthless and dissolute son on the other. WHY? Too much time spent in making money implies too little time spent with the boy. When these children were youngsters romping on the floor, if someone had come to any one of those fathers and offered him a million dollars for his lad he would have spurned the offer and kicked him out the door. Had someone offered him ten million dollars in cash for the privilege of making a drunkard out of his son, the answer would have been the same. Had someone offered to buy from him for a fortune the privilege of playing with the boy, of going on picnics …