Tim Lineaweaver: With Force and Redemption

Tim and Son

Welcome to Portraits of Fatherhood: We’re telling the story of today’s dads. __ There is no better place to witness the changing roles of men and women in the larger culture than through the lens of parenthood. But rather than speculate on what and how contemporary fathers do what they do, we’d like to bring […]

James: Showing Up for My Kids

Coach James.

Welcome to Portraits in Fatherhood: We’re telling the story of today’s dads.

Thoughts on the Necessity of Re-Marriage for the Sake of the Children

contemplating divorce

When you’re divorced, is re-marriage necessary to teach your children about healthy relationships?

What if We Treated Marriage More Like The Contract It Is?

bride and groom

Marriage is a contract – much like one with your cell phone company. But what if we treated it more like the contract that it is?

Reconciliation with My Ex-Wife, Courtesy of Her Husband’s Cat


Out of the frozen battleground of divorce, détente and a revitalized friendship emerged between my ex-wife and me, thanks to Max the cat.

The Men Who Made Me Who I Am

stepfathers, Doug Ziegler, Good Men Project, fatherhood

Doug Ziegler credits who he is, as a man and a father, to both his father and his stepfather. Now he’s committed to being the best dad and stepdad he can be.

How I Deal With Her Ex

break-ups, combining families, Doug Zeigler, remarriage, dealing with her ex

Doug Zeigler’s marriage is tainted by only one thing: his beloved wife’s ex-husband.

When a Man’s Responsibility Has Gone, What Is There Left for Him?

widowers, divorce, men and marriage, men and responsibility, gender roles, traditional gender roles, traditional marriage, male disposability, male toughness, masculinity, manhood

Men keep going out of a sense of duty. What happens when that’s no longer enough?

Why Do People Expect Us to Remarry?


A divorced woman joins her partner to attend a party of surprisingly welcoming married couples. The experience gets her thinking about social expectations.

Watching Him Go


Edwin Lyngar considers the “flaky” upbringing his oldest child had, with him for a single father.

The Myth of the Normal Family Unit


Corina Connell hosts a conversation among her co-parents on the evolving nature of the family unit.

Mixed and Step Families: 12/1


Detonate the myth of the ‘normal’ family unit.