IMPORTANT: The American family structure has been changing for decades. While this has brought about a lot of positive results, it has also led to the blurring of traditional gender roles. With more women getting jobs outside the home and bringing home bigger paychecks, men have had to adapt and find new fatherhood roles. In a society such as ours where it seems that fatherhood … Continue reading The 5 Most Important Reasons that Father’s are Essential
My name is Ted Thevaos. In 2001, I was serving as the youth pastor of Destiny Church and sitting at my office desk when I received a phone call from my mother. She called with sad news! My grandmother’s health had declined significantly and she was near death. She’d been suffering with Alzheimer’s for over seven years up until this point. Immediately, I told my … Continue reading Ted Thevaos on Mastering the #1 Skill for Amazing Fathers
Romans 5:3-5 helps us to know the defining of our character has much to do with adversities we face and even those we never face. Continue reading Filtering Your Character in Light of Adversity of Potholes in Life
My son and I both got stung by jellyfish on our vacation. As usual, I try to find the teaching behind every circumstance and this was a good opportunity to teach my son a spiritual truth! Did you know that a jellyfish can’t swim? It just floats along in the sea, catching food in the long thread-like “legs” that trail behind it. Since it can only … Continue reading The #1 Thing a Breathtaking Jellyfish Taught me About Life
When we talk about Legacy, we need to understand that the most important legacy that we leave will be with those who are closest to us-our family. In the busyness of life, though, this can be a great thought but practically difficult to do. While there are a lot of ways to approach the idea of leaving a legacy with our family, three things have … Continue reading This is How to Leave a Family Legacy in 3 Easy Steps – Now Do it!
Dad, you are the best example of a man that Loves God. For information about this photograph, or the artist that captured this moment… Continue reading OMG! The Best GODLY MAN Ever!
101 Family Flaws and Counting – How Can One Survive? Now let’s take a look at the first family. I am not talking about the family of the President of The USA but literally, the first family. Adam and Eve and their lovely children! The very first family, that household in the Garden of Eden composed of Adam and Eve and Cain and Abel. Their story includes a couple of major flaws, but this family survived, so I want to address the issue of “Surviving Family Flaws.”
You never know what can trigger profound pondering. For instance, the sight of a random stranger once did just that for me. I saw him for all of 20 seconds while vacationing with my family. We did not speak, nor did we even exchange glances. He probably had no idea that I noted his existence, and the chances we will ever be in mutual presence … Continue reading The Stranger I Wish I Knew and Loved
We all desire to have the perfect family, don’t we? If you have been alive for more than 7 years, you probably already know there is no such thing as the perfect family. As a child, between birth and 7 years of age, we believe our family is perfect. Our daddy is the strongest and our mommy the most beautiful. Our house is the best and our lives seem so perfect. But somewhere between 6 and 9 years of age, we realize that our families are messed up! We begin to see our family for what they really are. We see the flaws in everyone! Soon, we even see the flaws in ourselves and realize that there is NO hope. This is one reason men have commitment issues. Because we want the perfect family, but we know there is no such thing.