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In 2005, John launched Fathers in the Field to share God’s love with hurting boys dealing with the same abandonment issues he dealt with for so long. His goal is to help prevent the devastating cycle of earthy father abandonment by sharing their Heavenly Father’s staying power, forgiveness and faithfulness.

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Young boys are growing up every day and will learn what it is to be a man and father from somewhere. More often than it should, the teacher is television programming, music, or a bad example of a man in the young boy’s life. It’s ever more obvious that young boys need someone to look up to and show them what manhood and fatherhood should look like. This is where Dr. Meg’s conversation with John Smithbaker is so important if you have boys in your family or you are a man that feels the call to pour into someone else’s life. Dr. Meeker and John talk about the importance of a “father figure” and how you can be one to a young boy in need. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg will give you her points to ponder that you can start using right away. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer in a future episode or on the Meeker Parenting Community page, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and listen to see if your question is featured next!


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1:39 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Fathers In The Field” along with her guest John Smithbaker and teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away.


Dr. Meeker talks with founder of Fathers In The Field, John Smithbaker, about the importance of fathers or another strong male figure in the life of a young boy.

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Dr. Meeker talks with founder of Fathers In The Field, John Smithbaker, about the importance of fathers or another strong male figure in the life of a young boy.


Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about the importance of a great male influence on young boys.



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