Many adults struggle to overcome the wounds inflicted by their father, especially when it comes time for men to become fathers themselves. It’s hard to find guidance and support in navigating the complexities of fatherhood when you didn’t have a great example in your own father. Theese dads often feel the weight of responsibility without a clear path forward.

In this episode of The Dad Central Show, Nick Adams shares his personal journey of overcoming father wounds and the wisdom he’s learned in the process.  He gives invaluable insights on being intentional and present as a father, emphasizes the influence of a father on a child’s life, and encourages dads to embrace their role as heroes for their children.

Nick Adams is the author of “Being the Dad You Wish You Had: Five Big Stones For Effective Fatherhood,” and in this conversation with host, Drew Soleyn he explores the significance of fatherhood and the impact dads have on their children’s lives.

Top takeaways from this conversation:

– Overcoming Internal Obstacles: Nick emphasizes the importance of seeking knowledge and mentorship in fatherhood to overcome internal obstacles and be intentional in parenting.

– Influence as a Father: He highlights the power of influence through presence and consistent engagement, even when physically absent, and shares the impact of a father’s influence on a child’s development.

– Being a Hero to Your Kids: Nick encourages fathers to be present and emotionally available, modeling positive values and behaviors to establish a strong parent-child bond, creating a sense of security and unconditional love.

This episode provides hope for wounded dads struggling to know how to change things for their children. It offers a roadmap for navigating the complexities of fatherhood, empowers dads to recognize and embrace their significance, and amplifies the impact of their role in shaping their children’s future.

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As Nick Adams beautifully puts it, “Our children are watching, and the influence we have as fathers is profound. Let’s show up, be intentional, and be the heroes our kids need us to be.” Join us in embracing this call to action, and let’s continue the conversation on empowering fatherhood.

About Nick Adams:

My name is Nick Adams. Thanks for taking a moment to read my bio. I am a couple of years into branching into a new career adventure. After decades as a youth camp founder and director, a pastor, business owner, and commercial and residential landlord, I have written my first book, “Being the Dad You Wish You Had: Five Big Stones for Effective Fatherhood,” and I am doing research for my next book! I truly enjoy writing and look forward to publishing many more books.

I was born and raised in Northeast Tennessee and have spent the majority of my life in that region, raising 4 amazing children and fostering others through the years. My oldest is 24 and married, then 22, and then we had a little gap, and I have a 13-year-old and a 12-year-old adopted son. I have 2 girls and 2 boys. I often say my favorite thing in life is being a dad. I love to travel and have visited 6 of the 7 continents and have had reasonable success in life, but nothing compares to being a dad from my perspective!

I snow ski, run marathons, camp, hike, and read avidly everything from the classics to biographies to suspense and fantasy.

I attended East Tennessee State University, where I received an AS in Computer Science, a BS in Political Science, and a BS in Mass Communication. I attended Beacon Theological Seminary, where I received a Master’s in Theology.


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