Durick Hayden

How about a game of catch?

The relationship between a father and son is so important. No matter what vehicle you use to enhance that relationship, whether sports, music, art or something else just remember to keep the relationship first.
Durick Hayden

Time! Isn’t it amazing!

We all have the same amount of it, and yet we never seem to have enough of it. When you think about it time is one the most valuable commodities that we all possess. After all, there are only twenty-four hours in a given day no matter how wealthy one is, or how poor. The value in time is how we make use of it.
Durick Hayden

A Crossroad Demands Heightened Awareness

A strong Christian home is really the only way to prepare for the disasters and hardships that come upon us in life.
Durick Hayden

My boys and "birds and bees" campfire chat

I grappled with sharing with all three of them at once because of the age difference. However, I now believe it was the best thing to do. My youngest son could not have understood all the technical aspects, but he did understand that he was hearing it from his dad. He knew he could trust me; just as I had to trust my father in heaven to guide me with the lives of my children.
Durick Hayden

The Damage Done by Fatherlessness

There are many kinds of fatherlessness but they all lead to terrible consequences for children.
Durick Hayden

Fathers, plan a night with your family!

We can get so busy that we fail to make time for those we love the most. So, it is imperative that we schedule a time to just be a family.
Durick Hayden

"I do what my daddy do!"

Our children need guidance from someone who has experienced life and can help them navigate through the valleys while teaching them to climb the mountains before them. So, they are continually on the lookout for someone to fill that need. If there is not a father in the picture, they will seek to find guidance elsewhere.
Durick Hayden

Fatherhood: Consistency

Predictability in fathering is very important. In fact, studies have shown a close relationship between a child’s feelings of security based upon this characteristic in parenting. Children find a real strong correlation with being secure when he/she has a father who is predictable in his actions and emotions.
Durick Hayden

Awareness

We fathers are called to be no less attentive than the 300 chosen by the Lord for Gideon’s army. Our battles may not be against hordes faced by Gideon, but we face an enemy that is far more cunning and dangerous.
Durick Hayden

The Man of Silence

He needed to hear about a Savior that could take the hurt and hatred away that had plagued his soul for so long.