The act of fathering carries with it the weight and freight of a monumental force in our lives. This parental force may deepen our days with wisdom, or its absence and hunger can leave us ungrounded in what it means to be a man in these modern times.
Many of us suffer quietly from a deep father absence, a sort of unspoken truce among us to carry on without acknowledgment of its gravity in our lives. The result is a subtle and profound limitation of us as parents, as leaders in our organizations and communities, as men.
Fathering is passed onto us from our father, our father’s father, and from the multitude of fathers in our midst. The act of fathering is a communal event.
As a father/son partnership, we shine a light on this father hunger and together bring into view a deeper form of fathering to better serve the young among us, those beside us, and the times ahead of us. A type of fathering that is both human-making and culture-building.