"...there are few places where sanctified sweat will show greater dividends than in fathering. If you are willing to work at it, you can be a good father. If you are willing to sweat, you will see abundant blessing."
"...rearing children is like holding a wet bar of soap - too firm a grasp and it shoots from your hand, too loose a grip and it slides away. A gentle but firm hold keeps you in control."
"Men are never manlier than when they are tender with their children - whether holding a baby in their arms, loving their gradeschooler, or hugging their teenaer or adult children."
Good, challenging words as I deal with two and stare down the barrel @ #3!