Laughter and other simple joys

My weekend with my daughter is over for another couple weeks. This is typically the “let-down” time for me as I return to a quiet apartment and kill some time before going to bed. It was a good weekend, though she suffered part of the weekend through a “tummy ache” and a bumped nose that…

The challenges of divorced fatherhood

In 2008 it was Steven Curtis Chapman’s “Cinderella” that forced me to pull over while driving and had me in a contemplative mood for a long time. In a sense it still does. More recently it was the release of Casting Crowns’ new CD “The Well,” and the song “Just Another Birthday” that once again…

A little sensitivity please…

Christian radio has a lot going for it. The uplifting music, the timely stories of God working in the lives of others and the shared bible passages all work together to promote a good message. Why then do repeated stories about how marriage prolongs the lives of those in them, and the incessant advertisements for…

The Divorce Cancer

Divorce is a cancer on the soul of families that metastises in the hearts of children. It robs joy, consumes laughter and suffocates dreams. I know. I’ve seen it in the face of my little girl. A joyful glow used to radiate from her face; now it’s gone and it hurts me deeply. Moreover, the…