Do you know new studies suggest that having a sense of purpose makes dads healthier, happier, and more robust in the face of challenges we’re all facing?
Sooner or later, our kids will make us suffer. When they’re babies, their crying keeps us up at night. Later, their teenage shenanigans might rob us of more sleep. Some of us stay at jobs we hate so that our kids will never have to wonder where their next meal will come from. We can battle with our co-parents over housework and discipline, testing love we might have once thought would last forever.
These stresses and sacrifices can be painful, but studies are finding one thing that can help us to weather them: a sense of purpose. That is to say, our long-term, meaningful goals as fathers.