A Dad Mourns the Loss of Reason in America’s Gun Culture

Matt Sweetwood won a landmark Supreme Court case regarding gun rights. He recently wrote a 6-point plan to curtail gun violence. Much to his frustration, he found that neither side on the issue wanted to listen. He tries again.

How to Walk Through the Darkness of Grief

There’s no single way through sorrow. But Louise Thayer helps us clear a path—and lead others, too.

Understanding How You Move Through the Five Stages of Grief

Counselor Carl explains how the five stages of grief overlap and repeat.

Why Did God Take My Baby? Dealing With Life’s Most Devastating Loss

The sky was crying. It was an unusually misty day in Joplin, Missouri, as they laid my Angel in her grave. A friend dropped a single red rose on top of the half-sized casket. It was done. My baby was gone.

Comment of the Day: “If You Don’t Work on Grief, Grief Will Work on You.”

This comment of the day was by Scott Brezenski on the post “Why We Need to Give Men Permission to Grieve.”

Why We Need to Give Men Permission to Grieve

“We feel we should be strong enough to handle grief on our own. Grief doesn’t give us that option.”

What it Feels Like to Live With the Pain of Existing Without You

No one will know the pain I felt when I opened my eyes to realize, like yesterday’s sunshine, you are no longer by my side.

How to Sit Through Grief

Louise Thayer finds a way to stay present through loss without letting grief become overwhelming.

A Divorced Dad Reflects on Losing His Daughter Over, and Over, but Showing Up Anyway

Jeffrey Zeth’s daughter is graduating. He is going to lose her again. Losing her, it seems has been a constant theme in the world of divorce. Here is how he shows up anyway.

How to Stop Thinking Everyone Has It Better Than You After Your Breakup

Breakup expert Matt Shumate wants you to stop comparing yourself with other guys—so the lovers you want can see your amazing gifts.

Answering the Call

Laurie Kolp paints a portrait of a hard living man and the nature of inevitability.

When You Lose a Good Man: 5 Lessons for Daily Living

You know when you’re on the phone with your favorite person in the whole world and you can tell they are getting tired, but you aren’t ready to hang up yet? That’s how it feels to be teetering on the edge of losing someone you love. It’s excruciating. In the three weeks between his cancer […]

How Photography Saved My Life After The Loss Of My Wife

 He lost the love of his life. Little did he realize how a hobby would help him heal.  —- Everyone experiences events over the course of life that alters not only their thinking but also future actions. Most remember with vivid detail watching the Twin Towers collapse in New York City. Those in their 50’s […]

Fatherhood Motivated By Heartache

What motivates Doyin Richards to be the dad he is today? Pain and heartache.

The Empty Space

Cabot O’Callaghan shares his grief of finding then losing the father he never had.

4 Emotions You’ll Have Before Your Daughter’s First Dance

Tor Constantino shares a father’s heart regarding a rite of passage for his oldest. Last week my oldest daughter successfully completed 8th grade and proudly declared, “Yeah, now I’m a high schooler.” In all honesty the looming specter of high school palls in comparison to what I felt two weeks ago regarding her first formal […]