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Daddy, Why Don't You Love Me?

Tiffani Crenshaw | Posted 03.18.2016 | Black Voices
Tiffani Crenshaw

Daddy, why don't you love me? Imagine saying those words at 7 years old. I think I said them to myself 100 times. I never said them to him. Him, is my father. I called him "Him" for a long time until one day he told me never to say it again.

Father's Day Sucks When Your Dad Is Gone

Eileen O'Connor | Posted 06.02.2016 | Chicago
Eileen O'Connor

Another holiday is upon us. Father's Day. It rolls around every year at the same time. Just as summer is off and running. Normally a gorgeous day spent poolside, grilling awesome food. The drinks are usually flowing. It has the makings for the perfect Sunday, except for one minor detail. My dad is dead.

10 Artists, Illustrators And Designers Committed To Keeping Print Alive

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.27.2015 | Arts

"Print isn't dead." So reads a block of text opposite the table of contents in People of Print. The beautifully adorned tome, published by Thames ...

No, Women Are Not the Reason For Fatherless Children

Kyle McMahon | Posted 03.24.2014 | Media
Kyle McMahon

There is one reason and one reason only for a father choosing to abandon their child -- himself. A woman going to work doesn't make a man abandon his child. Conversely, A woman staying home instead of going to work doesn't make a man stay.

Son To Absent Father: 'We Actually Sat And Joked About You Having A Stroke'

OWN | Posted 12.17.2013 | OWN

For decades, Juba, Chon and Isaam have tried to mend their relationship with their often absent father, John Houston. Not only would John disappear fr...

WATCH: Bishop T.D. Jakes Explains What Every Fatherless Child Needs To Know

OWN | Posted 09.09.2013 | OWN

On an all-new episode of "Oprah's Lifeclass," Bishop T.D. Jakes and Oprah continue the conversation on fatherless children -- the sons and daughters w...

Batman, Iron Man, Superman and Little Man: Single Moms Raising 'Super' Men!

Laura Wellington | Posted 09.07.2013 | Parents
Laura Wellington

As convenient as it would be to argue to the contrary, a mother's obligation to her child does not change simply because life circumstances do.

How Growing Up Without A Dad Affects A Man

Kyle McMahon | Posted 06.22.2013 | OWN
Kyle McMahon

I've held on to the fear of the unknown for all of my life, and I'm ready to let it go. I have to be okay with not knowing the whys, the hows and the whos. I have to come to terms with the fact that whether he comes back or not, I will be okay. I am worthy. That is what is I know. I am able to handle it.

As Novelist, Focus On The Family Founder, Paints Bleak Future For Families

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 02.10.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Christian conservative leader James Dobson, the founder of the Focus on the Family ministry, has gained a new title: novelist. Working with c...

Father's Day Without a Father

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 08.05.2012 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

It's impossible to explain to others who haven't been through losing a parent what it feels like -- how much a parent can be missed, even at the age of 50, 60 or more.

Octomom: Her Children, Her Choice and Our Responsibility

Roland C. Warren | Posted 07.08.2012 | Parents
Roland C. Warren

Suleman's story exposes the fact that for the last few decades, our culture has been constructing a modern-day "Tower of Babel" in celebration of "personal choice," especially when it comes to sex.