Legacy Podcast


This is for fathers!

Join us, Andy Lamberton and Stephen Mullan, as we interview Christian fathers about leaving a legacy in our children's lives. We are two fathers, working in youth ministry and (along with our wives!) raising children in Ireland. We want to be fathers who disciple our children. So listen in as we cover topics from failing to pregnancy, family devotions to our secularising world.

This is the Legacy podcast: where we talk about all things faith and fatherhood.

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Raising Daughters Today. S2E3
Raising Daughters Today. S2E3
“To have a father who delights in knowing and loving them is one of the greatest blessings any girl can have.”In the third and final ‘square-table’ conversation, Andy and Stephen are joined by Jonny McKane and Evan Reid, to talk about raising daughters today.—Reflection from Stephen:We can sometimes fight against the reality that our daughters will one day become women and will leave home. As Andy says near the end of this episode: “I don’t want my daughter to change!”Who relates? I know I want my one and half year old daughter to forever stay small, cute and slightly squidgy!At the heart of this feeling is a mix of love and joy. Yet, what I learned in this conversation was that the loving, joyful relationship between a father and his daughter is foundational and formative in her journey to womanhood.Of course, there is much we need to think about as we raise our girls (and we cover a lot in this episode), but never underestimate the place of joy.To have a father who delights in knowing and loving them is one of the greatest blessings any girl can have.In this conversation we talk about:The joys of being a father to a daughterHow we can exasperate themHopes and fears as your daughter grows from girl to womanHow a father-daughter relationship changes over timeJourneying with the emotions of your daughterNot being scared to speakCherishing her now while preparing her for the futureTwo songs for fathers with DaughtersBe kind to yourself - by Andrew PetersonA song from a father to a teenage daughter.We challenge any father to watch this video and have dry eyes at the end.V2"I know it’s hard to hear it when the anger in your spirit is pointed like an arrow to your chest.When the voices in your mind are anything but kind, and you can’t believe your father knows best.I love you just the way that you are, I love the way He made your precious heart.Be kind to yourself"Banks - By NEEDTOBREATHEA song about caring without controlling.Chorus:"I want to hold you close, but never hold you back.Like the banks of a river"
Raising Sons Today - Round Table. S2E2
Raising Sons Today - Round Table. S2E2
“Fatherhood is a journey punctuated by moments”. Paul Paynter says that on our podcast - so he does! The journey and the moments. As dads, we need to keep both in mind. Co-Hosts Andy and Stephen are joined on the Legacy Podcast by David McGinty, David Penney, Paul Paynter, Paul Decock and a young man called Nathaniel to have a round table on Raising Sons Today. Here’s our summary.What we do over the long run will greatly influence our sons. They will notice our priorities. They will be shaped by the atmosphere we create. And they will, in large part, follow our model of masculinity. But moments will also have a defining influence on our sons. Decisions around tech. Trips abroad. A conversation about girls late at night. How we mark key milestones is something intentional fathers think about. All of these moments have the potential of deeply shaping our sons’ lives. Moments, though, can be easily missed. In Jon Tyson’s Book - The Intentional Father he says: “So much of our lives is defined by moments. Moments of wonder, moments of heartache, moments of accomplishment, moments of regret. An intentional father is aware of the power of moments and works hard in advance to create life-changing ones.”In this episode we cover both the journey and the moments. We hope you enjoy the conversation as much as we did. This is a wild ride and we talk about:raising sons in the digital worldlies and honestydangers and dutiesseizing momentsvision and intentionprioritising worshiploving your wifeinfluencing the atmospherethe thousand-mile stareworking from homewhat boys need modelling faithchallenging boysshould I give my son a phone?what’s the difference between raising a son or a daughterwords for a father whose son has rebelled Links:www.legacyfathers.org The Intentional Father by Jon Tysonhttps://christianheritagelondon.org/walkshttps://boysbrigadeni.org/