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“Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong. And do everything with love.”1 Corinthians 16:13-14

For several years – other than authoring books – my most consistent writing gig has been for AllProDad.com, an on-line venue offering support, encouragement, resources, real-life connections, hands-on advice, inspiration, and a sense of “We’ve got your back” camaraderie for dads of all ages.

All-Pro-Dad – one of the three sites that make up FamilyFirst.net – is among the most heavily trafficked (and certainly the most useful) platforms designed for fathers anywhere on the World-Wide-Web. It’s the brainchild of Super Bowl-winning coach Tony Dungy and Family-Minute parenting guru Mark Merrill, and we reach several tens of thousands of unique visitors each week.

my current mug shot at APD
my current mug shot at APD

RE-TOOLED SITE & BYLINE: Family First has published somewhere north of 200 Derek Maul articles over the years, and (conscious of the fact that thousands of guys who love my writing had no idea who I am and no knowledge of my body of work) I’ve consistently lobbied for a byline.

The byline finally came about a year ago. And now, after extensively re-tooling the nuts and bolts of the site, the latest All-Pro-Dad rollout features contributor photos, bios, and a link to DerekMaul.com at the bottom of all my new articles.

I’m very excited. In fact, you can check out my latest column – RIGHT HERE – to see the really cool new design and (hopefully) leave a positive comment under my work.

MISSION: Our goal at AllProDad is to help fathers with the critically important job of parenting, and with the equally important role – if they’re married – of being the best possible spouse. We want to reach everyone, regardless of religion, politics, age, philosophy, or anything else – and we want to equip men with the skills and the attitude and the spirit necessary to raise kids well.

That being said, the writing – the content – is all undergirded with principles rooted in scripture. Why? Because we believe that the bottom line when it comes to doing anything well, to maximum effect, and with cutting edge quality, necessarily emanates from a restored relationship with our Creator, the Living God.

…we believe that the bottom line when it comes to doing anything well, to maximum effect, and with cutting edge quality, necessarily emanates from a restored relationship with our Creator, the Living God.

A LITTLE HELP? The Internet, as we are all beginning to understand, comprises a constant flow of information. We learn best, we harness more value, and we reach more people, when we not only generate traffic, but send visitors elsewhere. Reciprocity is more than a quid pro quo, it becomes organic – evidence of vitality, movement, and interactive life.

What I’d like my readers to do is to pay AllProDad a visit, take a look around, and consider utilizing the site.

DSC_0018And, if you’re here because you first ran across my name at Family First, iMom, or All Pro Dad, then I’d appreciate a comment from your perspective.

Please pray for all dads, everywhere, for the critically important role they play in family life, and for the particular work All-Pro-Dad is doing to help and encourage fathers all over the world – DEREK

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