Author William Holt joins Mornings with Eric and Brigitte on Friday to share about his passion for making a difference in this world, striving to inspire readers to be creative, to find fun ways to learn, and always positively impact the lives of others. He was inspired to write his books by his grandfather, Pa' Paw William Stubbs, "who imparted wisdom that forever shaped his life".
As a father of three adopted boys, Paul Batura, Friday's guest on Mornings with Eric and Brigitte has experienced the curious emotions that accompany thoughts of men he doesn't know--his sons' birth fathers. Paul is so grateful that these birth fathers supported the adoption process, and that they gave their sons a chance to grow up in a home with a mother and a father. Leading up to Father's Day, join us to learn even more about the significant roles birth fathers and adoptive fathers play in their sons' lives.
Every father has a hidden longing to see his children surpass him. To help him achieve this, Ken Canfield offers a three-part plan. First, a dad should examine his own heart. Next, he should take steps to improve the way he connects with his children. Lastly, he should take a longer range view and plan specifically for a lifetime of involved fathering. Friday on Mornings with Eric and Brigitte, Ken Canfield will share how fathers can anticipate and prepare for the changing situations they'll face in their lives so they can encourage and affirm their children as they grow up in this ever-changing world we live in.
A North Carolina native, William Holt grew up in an environment pervaded with struggle. Raised in a single parent home, the middle child of six siblings, the need for guidance and a positive role model was core to any hope of success. God in His grace sent William’s grandfather (“Pa’ Paw) to the rescue through a loving relationship and summer trips to the countryside where the Pa’ Paw tales were born. These lessons transcend our perceived cultural boundaries as they focused on WHO you would become, more than what you would become. Now a Pa’ Paw himself, William writes the Pa’ Paw Tales series of children’s books to teach these “old school” core values and life lessons to our new generation of children-creativity and heart. The simple mission is to encourage children to read, to promote intergenerational connection and to carry on the legacy that began with his own Pa’ Paw. When William is not writing, this father of four enjoys sports, arts, travel and spending time with his family in the South Florida sunshine.
Paul Batura is vice president of communications for Focus on the Family. In his role, Batura is responsible for media and guest relations. With more than two decades of diverse experience in the news media, broadcast journalism, publishing, and non-profit administration, Batura has been with Focus on the Family since 1998. Batura and his wife, Julie, had the privilege of adopting their three young boys, Riley, Will and Alex. They join countless other families in celebrating the courageous decision of birthmothers and birthfathers who choose life.
Dr. Ken Canfield, a nationally-known leader and scholar, has committed his life to strengthening families and fathers. He has founded and continues to engage in several organizations dedicated to improving family well-being, most notably the National Center for Fathering, where he served as President for 16 years. He is currently president of the National Association for Grandparenting, which he founded in 2016. Ken and his late wife, Dee, were married 43 years and have five adult children (three daughters and two sons), three sons-in-law, one daughter-in-law and fourteen grandchildren. He has since married Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield and they share a passion for equipping fathers to engage in their children's lives.
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