What is Better Dad?
We all want to be good dads. Most of us just don’t know how.
If you’re a dad in the twenty-first century, you’ve got your work cut out for you. The traditional role of the man as breadwinner has crumbled. Marriage infidelity rates are shamefully high. Fewer and fewer men are growing up with fathers who were reliable role models, and the world is changing so fast that a role model doesn’t do a lot of good for those that have one.
What does it mean to be a good dad today? What does is it mean to a good man, for that matter?
Many dads have begun to suspect that their fears are true: they are failing. They are failing their kids. They are failing their wives. They are failing themselves. It doesn’t have to be this way.
I believe that tools dads need to engage, protect, and lead their families are within reach, they just aren’t in the places we go looking. Better Dad collects the articles, videos, and resources that today’s dad needs to understand and navigate the job he has before him. We cull the critical information on what it means to be a man in the twenty-first century, on marriage, and on raising kids.
On Better Dad, you can collect articles to discuss with your children, listen to pastors give you a biblical perspective on being a man, marriage, and raising kids, read outlines for books you need but are too busy to read, and find ideas for engaging your children’s education. It’s honesty about the landmines we all hit, practical wisdom, ideas, and plans to lighten your load, and humor to keep you smiling as we tackle it all.
After raising five children and mentoring hundreds of dads, I’ve learned one lesson: a man cannot be a better Dad until they become a better husband, and he cannot become a better husband until he becomes a better man. Better Dad endeavors to be one of your resources to get there.
Please share your thoughts and ideas with us, Send us resources that have helped you become a Better Dad so we can share with others. This is too hard a trek to do alone.
-William Glasgow, creator of Betterdad.com