I remember those first few days of fatherhood so vividly. The exhaustion. The fear. The love. The support. The weird smells. The godlike strength of my wife.
Nestled deep in Land Park is Funderland, a small amusement park that has been around since 1946 and is catered towards little ones.
Some great places to engage in current conversations around masculinity and peeling back a script that no longer works.
I recently sat down with Marriage and Family Therapist Tony Overbay to discuss Fatherhood, Meniere’s Disease, and what men go through after a miscarriage.
As a former pastor and evangelical, I wanted to share my response to a question I am often asked these days: What does faith and spirituality look like for you now?
We’re back for another episode of Jokes with Rhodes. This segment includes birds of prey, pirates, and everyone’s favorite type of cheese. Enjoy!
Typically, Father’s Day ads fall into a narrow pool of products and services that lean towards tools, stuff for the grill, and golf enthusiasts. That’s just not me.
This experience revealed something to me: this is a topic that is not discussed enough. For reasons I will get into shortly, vasectomies are an important part of men’s health and essential to conversations about sexual and reproductive health.
Simply put, evangelicalism ceased to be a genuine way for me to live out my faith. A faith that engaged the world with love first, was intellectually honest, sought solidarity with “the least of these,” and actively pursued a diverse community. For me (and many others I know) American Evangelicalism has lost its spiritual, social, and moral authority.
If there is one thing that I know about creativity, is that it is about turning chaos into order. It’s putting poetry to the pain of addiction, pursuing solitude to quiet an inner rage, or helping a client organize fragmented ideas and forming a plan. There’s even a very old story that talks about the beginning of the world, and the dark and formless void that was brought to order by divine presence. Fatherhood is full of chaotic moments and we have the daly choice to engage and create.
I was 31 when I was told I had a disease. No matter what age you are when you hear something like that, it’s shocking. It’s not typically something you think you’re going to deal with in your thirties. Four years later, I’m still not sure I’ve fully processed everything that it entails.
I have found that it is the way in which I engage the world on a daily basis that they will remember and be impacted by. It’s the way I love myself, my wife, and the way I make them feel that might very well be my greatest contribution to the world. It’s the small, every day revolution.