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My Hidden Secret

  I don’t know about your Christmas, but our family had a very enjoyable family gathering. Our whole family gets together immediately before Christmas to allow our family members to meet with their own or extended family on Christmas Day. We started this custom some years ago and it works for us. The good news… Read More

Star Wars & the Christmas Story

The cinema was packed, but we just had to see ‘The Last Jedi’ for ourselves. We were so fixated we took the last two seats in the front row.  The anticipation was building as the text scrolled across the star filled universe. In a galaxy far, far away, a story was about to unfold that… Read More

Hollywood Hypocrisy

I have watched the continuing current expose of Hollywood’s culture of sexual depravity with breathless be-wonderment. Its been a long time coming and long overdue!  Mike Powell has written and excellent article in the Spectator about the subject called ‘Hollywood Hypocrisy’. “Mike Pence, the current Vice President of the United States, has been mocked and… Read More

Raising Daughters

Recently I spent the day with my eldest son at the Embolden Conference. Travelling there and back, we talked a lot as fathers and sons do, and the subject got around to the challenge of raising daughters compared to sons. My son has 5 daughters 9yrs to 1yr and I have 4 sons and one… Read More

International Mens Day 2017

The 19 November was International Men’s Day (IMD), and what a day it was. Dads4Kids put out an IMD media release with men from five other nations, if you include Glen Poole from the UK, currently living in Australia. Where did it all start? What is your involvement with International Men’s Day? I thought you’d… Read More

Australian Heroes

My Dad was a great story teller. My brother and I grew up listening to his fiction and nonfiction stories. We especially loved hearing about the story of his many encounters with poisonous snakes. The snakes seemed to fare the worst and usually ended up lying dead on top of the nearest bull ant nest… Read More

Protecting the Vulnerable

Dad4Kids has a totally positive focus to encourage, resource and inspire dads to be great dads. Fatherlessness is the single biggest curse of western civilisation. Dads4Kids strategy to reverse that curse is to promote excellence in fathering as the benchmark, or agreed norm, in our otherwise dysfunctional society. Fathers aspiring to excellence treat their children… Read More

Editors Note: This excellent article by Paul Kelly,Editor-At-Large  of the Australian called "Legalise euthanasia, and compassionate society dies too" can be found in the Australian at this link:   If you love your parents, respect your children, care for your society and think compassionately about your world then it is time to open your heart and… Read More

Happy Father’s Day! I hope and pray it is a good one. We try hard to keep the story positive on Father’s Day because it really is important to have a day each year to celebrate fathers and a day to celebrate mothers. Fatherhood, in particular, has been under attack for the last five decades… Read More

Make a Stand

“The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children”. These words of Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945), a German academic and Christian minister, still ring true today. One of the reasons his words still live on is because Dietrich stood up for what he believed, and in doing so, paid the… Read More