Parenting and Being a Dad

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The Many Blessings and Difficult Challenges

How many of you remember the lines from Charles Dickens’ timeless classic a Tale of Two Cities? “It was the best of times….it was the worst of times….” As we navigate fatherhood, we often experience joys and frustrations continually throughout a week, day, or hour for that matter. The fact of recognizing these totally opposing feelings are normal, typical, and actually expected can provide some reassurance that what you are experiencing is normal.


As fathers, we have the daunting tasks of providing for our family, being supportive husbands, and acting as role models for our children. Each of these responsibilities require a large amount of energy, skill and determination. When we fulfill our responsibilities successfully, we experience a great sense of happiness. On the flip side, when we fall short in accomplishing these goals we can face overwhelming feelings of frustration and discouragement.

The Challenges of Fatherhood

Traversing the ups and downs of fatherhood can be the greatest challenge a man faces in his life. For those men that have had a positive relationship with a strong a father-figure growing up, the job of fatherhood can be less intimidating and overwhelming. However, for those men who had absent or abusive fathers, the challenges in being a loving, nurturing, involved father can feel impossible to achieve and at times frightening.


God has given us an inherent desire to provide a better life for our children than the life we experienced as a child. At Living Life Counseling, we have worked with many men who have had to overcome the issues that they were facing in their lives, in order to be the kind of father they had always longed to be. They took the time in counseling to reflect and address the root of their hurt and struggles that were holding them back from mastering the role of being a dad.

What a blessing it is to provide our children the things that we did not have the opportunity to experience during our childhood. Is it time for you to begin taking steps to make this a reality for your family?

Please thoughtfully consider if you need help in dealing with the areas of your life that are affecting your parenting skills and call us at 810-923-5760.  We would like to help you be the dad that you know you can be. Click on the Living Life Services link for information on our areas of specialization.

How to Contact Us
Our staff can begin helping you immediately to begin living the life you truly desire. For maps and directions to our Brighton office please go to the Office Locations page on this website or call us at 810-923-5760.  To send us an email go to the Contact Us page on this website and complete the Contact Us email submission form.

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Living Life is proud to be providing Christian counseling to the many communities in Southeast Michigan including Ann Arbor, Brighton, Canton, Dearborn, Detroit, Dexter, Fowlerville, Farmington, Farmington Hills, Hartland, Howell, Livonia, Milford, Northville, Novi, Pinckney, Plymouth, Salem, Saline, South Lyon, Southfield, Superior, Walled Lake, Wayne, West Bloomfield, Westland, Whitmore Lake, Wixom, Livingston County, Oakland County, Washtenaw County, and Wayne County.

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