“Dad, What Do I Call Jason?”

One man’s journey bringing a new father figure into his kid’s life.

Getting Remarried? Know These 6 Blended-Family Truths

Julie Scagell knows a blended family is a challenge, and a blessing. While divorce is hard, creating two loving families for children from two sets of parents means patience, maturity, love, and ultimately huge rewards.

To Reconcile or Not? Babble of the Sexes Takes on the Ex Question

Is it relationship sanity to date the same Ex over again, but expect new results? Alison and Jay of Babble of the Sexes consider the relationship mulligan.

This Man of Mine … He’s a Good One

View image | gettyimages.com When Julie Scagell remarried, she knew blending her family would be an adjustment. It turns out, she didn’t need to worry.   This man of mine. We met when I was coming out of a painful divorce. At the time, I had two children, ages three and five. I wasn’t sure […]

Shawn Henfling: It Has Transformed Me, Completely

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 […]

Jeff Jackson: The Ultimate Grounding Experience

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 […]

4 Tips for Blending Your Families

Tommy Maloney offers guidance on the challenge of blending families after divorce.

Michael Pope: Expanding the Concept of Family

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 […]

Tim Lineaweaver: With Force and Redemption

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

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

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?

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

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

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?

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