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Adding LIFE to the dad life. Join a community of dads that are living fully alive as they lead their kids to God’s awesomeness.

Deuteronomy 30:19 “This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you LIFE and DEATH, blessings and curses. Now choose LIFE, so that you and your children may LIVE.”

A movement of dads making a difference for their families, their churches & the world.

dadAWESOME Jeff Zaugg

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 112 Ratings

Adding LIFE to the dad life. Join a community of dads that are living fully alive as they lead their kids to God’s awesomeness.

Deuteronomy 30:19 “This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you LIFE and DEATH, blessings and curses. Now choose LIFE, so that you and your children may LIVE.”

A movement of dads making a difference for their families, their churches & the world.

    The 6 Pillars of Intimacy | PART 1 (Tony DiLorenzo)

    The 6 Pillars of Intimacy | PART 1 (Tony DiLorenzo)

    It was not all rainbows and unicorns. We didn't know how to be married. We didn't know how to communicate with each other. We didn't know how to make our relationship a priority. We didn't know how to juggle being parents and being spouses. We didn't know to be each other's lover and truly in those moments with one another. We still don't know. We're still learning and growing.

    • 33 min
    Belly Laughter, Feeling Stuck & Sailboat Fatherhood (Jeff Zaugg)

    Belly Laughter, Feeling Stuck & Sailboat Fatherhood (Jeff Zaugg)

    "When we're feeling stuck, think sailboat, not speedboat. What if the wind is just not blowing? What if this is the time to learn and to be humble and to say, what can I take away from this versus a pointing at all the things that are wrong? What can I experience now that will help me be the dad that my kids need me to be?"

    • 21 min
    You Need To Dance (Wayne Francis)

    You Need To Dance (Wayne Francis)

    "I think that all of us, as men have to put something in our calendar that scares the living daylights out of us"

    • 31 min
    Speaking Blessings, Hearing God's Voice & Exposing our Kids to Missions (Seth Barnes)

    Speaking Blessings, Hearing God's Voice & Exposing our Kids to Missions (Seth Barnes)

    There's greatness in you. There's amazing potential in you that you probably have not tapped and that God wants to tap. And he often uses our weaknesses. And that's where we're, you know, his strength shines through our weaknesses

    • 39 min
    Stopping the Generational Pass Down of Trauma (Chris Bruno PART 2)

    Stopping the Generational Pass Down of Trauma (Chris Bruno PART 2)

    "Trauma passes down through generations until someone has the courage to feel it. It's going to continue to pass down through generations until someone has the courage to feel it and to face it into and to process it. Let us be those dads. Let us be those guys who stop the generational pass down of trauma. And it doesn't get passed down"

    • 24 min
    Your Story, Deep Brotherhood & Types of Trauma (Chris Bruno PART 1)

    Your Story, Deep Brotherhood & Types of Trauma (Chris Bruno PART 1)

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    Chris Bruno There is nothing more exciting to me than the intersection of transformation and adventure. This is why I founded Restoration Counseling - a place where we daily engage the power of restoration and epic re-storying. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I specialize in men and masculinity, sexual addiction, trauma and abuse. My experience as a men’s therapist and my work with men at Restoration Project provide me a wealth of experience when navigating the landscape of a man’s heart.
    As I work with clients, my focus is on discovering and “reading” the narrative of their lives and guiding them toward the transformation that comes through adventurously and honestly engaging our sorrows AND our glories. This, to me, is what I was created for.
    Episode 200 Party: Tuesday, January 9th from 8-10pm we are gathering 200 dadAWESOME friends for a couple hours of fun. Spikeball, Cornhole, Music, dadAWESOME Giveaways, Food Trucks and some Vision/Mission/Hopes for what's next. We're hosting this party in NE Minneapolis at Ninth Street Soccer and Coffee: 801 SE 9th St, Minneapolis, MN 55414 Here's the RSVP Form: https://forms.gle/R3ApseRfsX49Kuk26 Make a DONATION to FATHERS FOR THE FATHERLESS
    Show Notes: Episode 200 Party: https://forms.gle/R3ApseRfsX49Kuk26 Text “DAD” to 651-370-8618 to join the dadAWESOME Nudge to become an intentional dad 6:58 -Parallels from a Rafting Guide to a Father 7:02 - "It's our first time down this river when we're fathering our kids and it's not our first time down the river." 07:14 - "We can still guide our children down the river that we've never been down before because we've been down rivers before." 7:46 - "What I've experienced in the past, my kids won't experience, but they may experience something similar. And that just gives me the freedom to kind of journey down a river and see what comes." 9:02 - "we became the men that we are today because of the men that were with us before and the guidance of the men that we had or the lack of guidance of the men that we didn't have, that that's so impactful for who we became." 9:16 - "the most important person in our lives as far as men goes is our dad. If he was there or if he wasn't there, that's important. And there's a shaping that happens inside of us in his presence, his intentionality, his wisdom, his guidance, just like we were talking about with the raft. All of those things are super important for how we've navigated life." 9:47 - "There are two ways I think that fathers bring destruction into their children's lives. It's either in their absence or in their violence and in his presence, He brings life and he brings words and, you know, attention and affection and intention. But when those you know, whether it's violence or there's absence, there's going to be something significantly kind of shaping in the life in our lives. And the fact is that all of us have that to some degree, because we don't live, we don't live in the Garden of Eden. 10:22 - "all of us have some level of wounding and pain that we've experienced, and therefore we bring that in. So in order for us to be the kinds of dads that we want to be that are dadAWESOME dads, right, that it's not that we muster something up, it's more that we need to read our story and it's more that we need to read our story of where have we come from?" 10:45 - Kurt Thompson says, "the number one variable for children to grow up with the ability to connect in a secure way in relationships, the number one variable for that to happen is the parents investigation of their story" their own story. 12:30 - TEDx talk from Chris Bruno about his childhood - https://www.ted.com/talks/chris_bruno_restory_how_to_live_your_truest_story 14:02 - "There is something beautiful i

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Customer Reviews

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112 Ratings

112 Ratings

Scott Hoefler ,

Forever Thankful

I discovered DadAwesome when my wife was 3mo pregnant with our 1st born. I can’t thank Jeff, the ministry and God enough for such a life giving resource. Because of DadAwesome, I was able to come out of the blocks focused on intentional fatherhood that not only helped with the infant stage but also helped me become a better husband as well. I highly recommend DadAwesome for any Dad seeking wisdom no matter what stage you are in.

L222asd ,

Incredible!

I stumbled in this podcast a couple months ago and I’ve gone back and listened to countless episodes now! It’s incredible content for any dad out there who wants to be the best dad he can be.

Doubleplay04 ,

Full of Nuggets for any Dad

Been listening since last year and every episode is full of nuggets to put in your notebook as a Dad! Highly Recommended!

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