Tag: Fatherhood

The Difference Between a Present Father and an Engaged Father… DTH Episode 144 with Ken Gordon

What is the difference between a present father and an engaged father?

It wasn’t until I met this week’s guest that I had ever really thought about that question. I’ve spoke on occasion about the statistics that clearly show the detrimental effects of not having a strong, influential male figure in the life of a child. Until I had this conversation with my new friend Ken Gordon,I really hadn’t thought about how just being present, and truly being engaged in a child’s life, differ so greatly. Do you know the difference between a present father and an engaged father?

Who is Ken Gordon?

Ken Gordon, or Pastor Ken, as he is called by his members, is a pastor, business executive, husband, father, and community leader. Ken has proudly dedicated his entire life to the service of others. A graduate of The Citadel – The Military College of South Carolina, he is a highly sought-after speaker on leadership, public service, civil rights, youth mentoring, and community engagement. Ken brings to the table great wisdom when it comes to being an engaged father vs. a present father. Ken says, “I’m not a subject matter expert, I’ve just failed so many times that I learned to fail forward. We discuss fatherhood after divorce. We dive into the difference between divorce and divorcing your children, generational victimhood and so much more.