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Values and Spirituality

Fathers with a strong orientation to their values and spirituality often desire to pass on these important facets of life to their children. Find information here about ways to communicate and instill values in the lives and hearts of your children.
  1. Books and Movies About Parenting and Values (4)

How Fathers Can Teach Their Children Values
Transmitting the lasting values of life to our children is one of a father's most important roles. Learn how to share your values with your children and help them learn what is important in life.

Walking the Talk
We have all experienced men who suggest that we "do as I say and not as I do.' That philosophy may work well in some settings, but never in a family. Fathers need to have integrity, and need to walk the talk with their partners and children.

Teaching Children About Patriotism
While some parents think patriotism is outmoded or no longer relevant, experience suggests it is important to share the value of patriotism with your children. Learn what you can do to teach your children about patriotism.

Review of Out of Harm's Way
A book review of Out of Harm's Way by Jack Thompson. The autobiography of Jack Thompson, who has fought the culture war to protect children from obscenity and violence in the popular media and video gaming industries.

Teaching Children to be Grateful
Children have a well deserved reputation for selfishness and self-centeredness. How can a father take the initiative and create an environment where children can learn the social art and attitude of gratitude.

Fathers and Sex Education
How fathers feel about sex education in the schools. The results of a national survey conducted by Zogby International for the Coalition for Adolescent Sexual Health show that fathers strongly support a values based and abstinence based program for teaching their children about sex.

Helping Children Learn to Work
One important role of fathers is teaching their children the value of work and responsibility. What do children learn from work and how does an effective dad get the message across?

The Family: A Proclamation to the World
A declaration by the leadership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints espousing fundamental beliefs about the family, motherhood and fatherhood and the importance of the family in society. Inspiring reading!

Children and Religion
Children and religion can be a difficult topic for fathers. Some argue that children need to be raised in the faith of their fathers; others think that they should be left to make their own choice about religion. What should fathers do to teach faith and encourage good choices about religion for their children?

Book Review - Soul to Soul Parenting
A review of the book Soul to Soul Parenting by Annie Burnside. Burnside shares her journey to greater personal and family spirituality and offers specific insights into creating deeper and more significant spiritual relationships in a family.

Courageous - A Move Review
A review of the movie Courageous, a film for fathers about committed, godly and courageous fatherhood.

Selecting a Church for Your Family
When you and your family decide to look for a church (either a new church or choosing one for the first time), know that it is an important decision. Learn how to choose a church that will support your family, help them learn to love God and to serve, and that will be doctrinally sound.

Fatherhood Principles of Joseph the Carpenter
A review of the book Fatherhood Principles of Joseph the Carpenter by Akili Kumasi. This book is a guide to Christian fathers for becoming more godly fathers who lead their families in their Christian faith.

Pacing: The Key to Comfortable Living and Working for Fathers
At the end of a long week, do you have enough energy to do more than run the remote? Explore these tips for managing the pace of your work and life, and find more than exhaustion on Friday night.

Teaching Your Children to Be Honest
Honesty is an important virtue that is needed in a family, and yet there are precious few good examples of honesty in our children's lives and experiences. Learn how a father can teach his children to be honest in an ever more dishonest society.

Ten Tips for Teaching Children About Giving
Living in a world with a material focus can lead children to be selfish and spoiled. Learn how dads can teach their children to be giving and charitable and to feel the blessings of charity and giving.

Why and How to Encourage Your Kids’ Creativity
Creativity is an essential element to building curiosity, helping children learn and making life interesting. Find out how to bless a child’s life by encouraging his or her creativity.

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