How to be More Than Just a Baby Daddy

Once a baby’s on the way, a guy is a “baby daddy,” right? Yeah. Well, that was the easy part. And that’s where far too many guys start to get—dare we say it?—scared. If you’re a guy who’s already a baby daddy, but not quite sure how to go on to be a father, this […]

The Christmas Baby: Why Choices Pregnancy Center Cares

For those of us working here at Choices Pregnancy Center, Christmas holds a special place in our hearts. That’s because the story of the first Christmas inspires us. It’s the story of an unexpected pregnancy and how it changed a lot of lives. Because of that story, we work all year long to pass on […]

How to Wrestle with Unexpected Fatherhood and Win

When Alissa* showed Jake* her positive pregnancy test, Jake didn’t know what to say. Or do. He just wanted it not to be true. But there was Alissa, looking at him with her eyes full of tears. She was scared. And so was he. That’s when something inside Jake kicked into high gear. He had […]

Rock Fatherhood With On-the-Job Training

Dad, it’s time you knew. All parents feel inadequate. Even moms. That’s right: women are no more wired to be parents than men are. Everybody’s gotta learn how to be a parent. When you fear you’ll drop the baby, say the wrong thing, play too rough, or fail to provide some basic need, you’re not […]

Dad Up! Be the Father Your Kids Need

Guys, this blog’s for you. We’re calling you to “Dad up!” That’s “man up” on steroids. You know that you “man up” by being brave and tough when the going gets rough. But you “Dad up” by being brave and tough for the sake of someone else. Someone who depends on you. This fatherhood thing […]

What Are Daddies Made Of?

Father’s Day was tough when I was a single mom.  A dark, menacing voice kept taunting me, “You’re alone. Your boy has no man around. You know all those statistics on how fatherless kids turn out?  They’re going to happen to your son.” Maybe it was good for me to be reminded: a single mother […]