How to Be a Dad After the Loss of a Child

How to Be a Dad After the Loss of a Child

Adam Crawford’s daughter passed away when she was nine months old. This is what he’s learned about moving forward, as a father and as a man, after an unspeakable tragedy.

Why Do We Need to Blame Victims?

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Why victim-blaming is perfectly natural, even though it’s not necessary or perfectly OK.

Fallout From Ferguson II: The Biggest Opportunity For Our Society

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David Shechtman urges us to look at what we can create out of Ferguson, and gives four action steps for how we can move forward together.

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All Vietnam veterans have stories. Allen Fraser Clark’s involves a child, a game, and a tragedy.

Little Kyden Entered The World On Thursday. On The Same Day, His Mother Left It.

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A father is now left to raise his son alone. A sad news story from Australia.

Baseball Mourns Up-And-Coming Star in Cardinals’ Taveras

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St. Louis Cardinals’ top outfield prospect and his girlfriend were killed in auto accident in Dominican Republic.

Thank You For All You’ve Given Us Robin Williams

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With the discussion of the recent passing of comedy great Robin Williams and what his death might mean, let us not forget what his life taught us.

A Boy Becomes a Man Through Life’s Defining Moments

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Thomas Fiffer revisits the train rides of his youth to share his personal journey to manhood.

A Father’s Manifesto: Raising Young Men Who Respect Women

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Leo Babauta is asking fathers of boys to teach them how to respect women.

Unspoken Assumptions: When Men are the Dead

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The death toll at the Turkey mine disaster has now reached 232, and “hopes are diminishing” for the many others still trapped. Women aren’t mentioned, so we can assume the dead are men.

10 Uplifting Quotes for When Bad Things Happen

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Lori Lothian’s favorite soul-saving wisdoms for really tough times.

A Shot Goes Off and I Don’t Care

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Larry D. Bernstein feels an unnatural sense of not-caredness about the latest public shooting, even though it happened five minutes from his house. And he wonders why.

Stepping Away From Tragedy

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We’re all recovering from something, but that’s okay. Just keep stepping.

I Lost My Only Son To Gun Violence

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Radha Stern bravely shares the experience of losing a child, and offers hope and strength in moving forward.

You Don’t Really Want Them to Understand

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Kevin Macku examines internet and domestic conflicts from an actor’s perspective, and shows that arguments often run deeper than the surface.

Love And Anger Are Close Cousins

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We often pervert the relationship between love and anger, to our own detriment.