An Ex-Marine Father’s Touching Response To His Son’s Coming Out Letter

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Sometimes the hardest part of coming out out is the waiting for, “What now?”. Jack Freedman shares what happened when he told his tough, ex-marine father.

I’m Proud of You: The Dance of Fathers and Sons

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Last night, John McElhenney’s son gave him a gift—one he never got the chance to give his own father.

Dear Son, This Is The Hardest Letter I Have Ever Written…

Dear Son, This Is The Hardest Letter I Have Ever Written...

Dave Kelly is not looking forward to the day he has to explain his brain tumor to his young son.

My Thinning Years: Starving the Gay Within

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On the day of my mother’s funeral, my father had quadruple bypass surgery. It was an odd blessing for my siblings and me.

Why Fathers Should Choose Their Words Reverently

Why Fathers Should Choose Their Words Reverently

Douglas Thompson talks about how much words can matter in the relationship between a father and his children.

As Tears Go By

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Ben Shaberman shares how he became a man who cries. It was a surprise, beginning with a movie and an unexpected connection to his father.

The Lasting Legacy Of A Father’s Lessons

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In the midst of grieving, a grown son discovers his late father’s legacy.

The Mended Heart

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Losing his father at age nine fractured Thomas Fiffer’s heart, but he found his way back to wholeness.

Dreams and Lost Opportunities of My Father

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Charles Hale has pictures of his father’s life in the Navy. He wonders how his father felt about things that didn’t happen.

The Hole a Father Leaves by Leaving

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Kyle’s father abandoned him, causing unbearable pain. But this young man has pushed past shame to redeem his life and claim his manhood.

An Open Letter to My Son’s Kindergarten Teacher

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I’m giving my child to you. Please return him in the same or better condition in which you receive him.

Dear Son, Embrace Your Creative Gift

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When Charles Hale realizes his son is discovering his creative side, he does the only thing he can. He encourages him to cultivate and cherish it.

How-to Guide for Dads to Talk to Sons About Women [Video]

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When it’s time for “that other talk,” these ideas could make it a little bit easier.

9 Ways to Raise a Prodigy

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The right clothes, the right books, the right diapers and BAM! Prodigy. Right? Yes, according to Nick Bhasin and his Miracle Baby.

The Four Surprises of Parenting

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John Jericiau of The Next Family was ready for some parts of being a dad…but not everything (like that one diaper…).

Hear The Amazing Advice A Dad Gave To His Gay Son In The 1950s

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A 70-year-old gay man shared his story about the advice his father gave him in rural Washington in the early 1950s.