About Jay Payleitner

Jay Payleitner, national speaker and best-selling author of 52 Things Kids Need from a Dad, What If God Wrote Your Bucket List?, The Prayer of Agur, and more than 25 other books. Find out more at jaypayleitner.com.

Marriage Goals: The 8-Second Kiss

2022-04-01T16:14:15+00:00

  Romance is a daily goal. Sex is not. As a matter of fact, couples should intentionally share romantic words and gestures that don’t lead to the bedroom. It’s a good practice for the forever relationship of married life. Here’s the big idea. On one particular day in the not-too-distant future, sex will not be [...]

Marriage Goals: The 8-Second Kiss2022-04-01T16:14:15+00:00

How To Connect With Your Kids Through Daily Life

2022-03-09T15:26:51+00:00

  There are a ton of things you take for granted that would be empowering to a ten-year-old son or daughter. That includes stuff you learned so long ago that you don’t even know you know. Here are several ideas for how to connect with your kids through daily life.  […]

How To Connect With Your Kids Through Daily Life2022-03-09T15:26:51+00:00

Valentine’s Day Instructions for Dads

2022-02-16T19:29:52+00:00

Dear Valentine’s Day Dad: Consider yourself warned. Don’t miss this special day. Don’t go overboard. Find a nice middle ground. And for heaven’s sake get all shopping and ordering out of the way a week before February 14. Here are your Valentine’s Day Instructions for Dads.  […]

Valentine’s Day Instructions for Dads2022-02-16T19:29:52+00:00

Creating Creative Kids: What To Do When Your Kid Brings You Bad Artwork

2021-12-28T20:01:02+00:00

When your four-year-old proudly presents you with a drawing of what looks like a baboon wearing a babushka boiling boomerangs on a beach, you have two choices.  You can (1) crush their creative spirit. Or you can (2) catapult them into a world of imagination and innovation that will serve [...]

Creating Creative Kids: What To Do When Your Kid Brings You Bad Artwork2021-12-28T20:01:02+00:00

Are You Pulling Your Teen Toward You or Pushing Your Teen Away?

2021-12-02T19:15:41+00:00

Every time your teenager walks into the room you have two choices. You can let them know you are glad to see them. Or you can wonder what nastiness they have been up to and pick a fight. If your body language is welcoming, if your smile is sincere, and [...]

Are You Pulling Your Teen Toward You or Pushing Your Teen Away?2021-12-02T19:15:41+00:00

Spiritual Leadership: Dad, Be the Pastor in Your Home

2022-07-05T17:51:25+00:00

Hey Husbands and Fathers: Generations ago, the boundaries were clear. He was the breadwinner. She was the homemaker.   In many ways, it’s a good thing those boundaries are not quite so clear anymore. Both sides have taken on and given up a variety of responsibilities which means husbands and wives [...]

Spiritual Leadership: Dad, Be the Pastor in Your Home2022-07-05T17:51:25+00:00

A Quick, Sneaky Back-to-School Night Idea for Dad

2022-07-05T18:06:41+00:00

Dad, here’s a sneaky reason not to miss Back-to-School Night. Sure, you’ve been there and done that. It can seem like the same old blah, blah, blah. But you really should meet your children’s teachers. And you really should sit in their tiny desks, experience this part of their world, [...]

A Quick, Sneaky Back-to-School Night Idea for Dad2022-07-05T18:06:41+00:00

Where the Stars Go: ​​Teaching Your Kids How to Think for Themselves

2022-07-05T18:07:47+00:00

Men, what if your kid asked you, “At night when there are no stars, where do they go?” As a brilliant, educated, and thoughtful dad you could instantly respond, “They are hidden by clouds.”  Well done! The question is answered. The kids are satisfied. And you can get back to [...]

Where the Stars Go: ​​Teaching Your Kids How to Think for Themselves2022-07-05T18:07:47+00:00
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