Honouring Fathers and Establishment of Intergeneration Bonds of Love

©Jane A. Simington PhD.

In celebrating Father's Day, we honor fathers and acknowledge the roles and responsibilities of fathering; one of which is the establishment of bonds of intergenerational love. Celebrations of Father’s Day date back to the middle ages, where in Catholic Europe it was held on March 19, the feast day of St. Joseph, to encourage all fathers to model the foster father of Jesus. Spanish missionaries brought this teaching to Latin America, where March...
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The Not-So-Happy Father

fathers grief losses Jun 09, 2016

©Jane A. Simington, PhD.

On June 19,th many will extend a “Happy Fathers’ Day” greeting that is received with feelings of joy; yet the day and its associated traditions will be for others, a further reminder of what was once paramount and is now of little significance. This holiday, because it vibrates with expectations of personal and family happiness, and satisfaction with traditional roles and responsibilities, can conjure up feelings of deep grief over what...

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