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Family Issues

Does Christmas Seem Empty to You?

by Bryant Evans on December 15, 2017

Amidst the twinkling lights, snowmen, and the aromas of a Christmas kitchen, there seems to me an expanding emptiness during the holidays. As a child in Northport, Alabama, I recall the smell of a live Christmas tree in our living room. I would lay beneath its limbs like a giant Christmas present and watch the […]

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4 Game Changers for Fathers

by Bryant Evans on June 20, 2015

Fathering is hard work. It’s essential work. And it can be the greatest joy in life. Here are some thoughts to empower your work as a father. Lead from the Front In ancient times, a king would ride into battle ahead of his troops. His presence and shared hardships and dangers with his troops earned him […]

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The UnFather

by Bryant Evans on June 19, 2014

Truly good fathers are uncommon. Most men desire to be exemplary fathers but few succeed. Despite their best attempts all fathers stumble and none are perfect. Failure happens. Hopefully our failures are not catastrophic and we find ways to recover. But failures can discourage. Sometimes a man may be tempted to throw his hands up […]

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Dogs, Fleas and Friends

by Bryant Evans on September 30, 2013

The saying, “If you lay down with dogs you’ll get up with fleas” is not in the Bible. But the idea is definitely Biblical. Those we associate with can help us or harm us. Consider Paul’s words: “Be not deceived: Evil companionships corrupt good morals.” (1 Corinthians 15:33) The wisest ever, Solomon wrote: If they […]

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Legendary Fathers

by Bryant Evans on June 16, 2013

Great fathers are the stuff of legends. Today, more than ever, great fathers are rare. There are many men who bear the title but fewer and fewer are really worthy of being called a legend. At the same time, it seems that many men want to be good fathers but have never learned how. Perhaps […]

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