How To Become The Husband And Father Your Family Needs

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Do you want your children to be all they could be and would you like to have a closer, loving relationship with your wife? This book lays out a game plan to help any man, regardless of the mistakes they’ve made, to become the husband and father God has created them to be.

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Do you want your children to be all they could be and would you like to have a closer, loving relationship with your wife? This book unlocks the secret to being a good father and a great husband. 

If your father was not a great dad or husband, and most of our fathers weren’t (because they were also fathered by imperfect dads), it’s almost impossible to be the dad your children need and the husband your wife wants. Many men even with best intentions end up wounding their children or their wives because they lack the skills they need to be the fathers and husbands they want to be. The only way to heal these wounds is by being re-fathered by a perfect Father, God. This book lays out a game plan to help any man, regardless of the mistakes they’ve made, to become the husband and father God has created them to be.

In this book you will learn:

  • How to become the husband your wife has always dreamed of?
  • How to build a better relationship with your children?
  • How to unlock the power of forgiveness in your family?
  • How to be set free from the bitterness of past hurts?
  • How to begin healing the hurt with my wife and children?
  • How to reconnect with lost kids?
  • How to stop repeating the same mistakes your father made?
  • How to discover and fulfill who God has made you to be?
  • How to help your children discover their God-given destiny?

The book highlights the key behaviors needed to heal past wounds and repair broken relationships. When a man learns to be Fathered by God, the same way Jesus was, he understands who God has made him be and how he can become the man, husband, and father his family needs. 

The book helps solve the problem men experience in establishing their identities. Men seek to name themselves by what they do, what they own, what they accomplish, or what their failures have been. This ends up leaving them disappointed, unfulfilled, and asking the question isn’t there more to life than this?  Most men have not been properly blessed by their fathers leaving them questioning who they are and what they have been made for. The book helps men receive the blessing of God the Father and learn what their true identity is, God’s beloved sons. It doesn’t matter where you’ve been or what you’ve done, it is never too late for you to become the husband and father your family needs.

"Are you ready?" Dr. Medders said, as he joined my wife, Jill, and me in our hospital labor and delivery room. He was our OB/GYN doctor. Jill had been in labor for the past 18 hours and she was ready to push this baby out. 

He looked at me with a smile and said, "Ed, You are about to become a father." He reached out his hand and grabbed mine; his hands were huge, perfectly designed to catch newborn babies. He said, "Your baby is ready to come. Do you want to deliver your son?" 

“Me?” I asked. 

He said, “Yes!”

I had recruited my dear mother-in-love, Nancy, to do the nurturing and handholding. I was trying to give Jill my best pregame locker-room football speech. She rolled her eyes as if she was saying, "Oh boy, here he goes again."  

Our nurse helped me put on the blue hospital garment and the surgical gloves. Dr. Medders said, "Ed, he's coming. Get in there!"

I sat on a rolling stool to move into the place where the doctor usually sat. I remember the sound of the wheels rolling on the floor and the smell of the Betadine disinfectant still in the air. 

I will never forget my wife’s last push, as she transferred her first son, who we named Edward, into my hands as I caught him. He was slippery and beautiful at the same time. I had just become a father! I held Edward up, like Mustafa holding Simba, his firstborn, in The Lion King, with tears in my eyes, dedicating him to the Lord. 

The doctor grabbed him, looked him over, and said, "Ten toes, ten fingers, he looks perfect.” The nurse swaddled him in a blue baby blanket and handed him to Jill. We were both filled with a joy that was bigger than words could say. I was just given one of God's greatest gifts and callings. I was becoming a father.  

The doctor's invitation to "get in there" was not only for me; it’s also for every man who loves a woman and makes a baby. If you are a husband and a father, you are the perfect man to get in there and make a difference. There is no one who can replace you, no matter how you started your family. You might not have been able to be there for the birth of your children, but it is never too late for you to get in there to make a difference. 

I wrote this book to give men hope that, in Christ, we can become the husband and father our families need. I might have been there at the birth of all my children, but I struggled with becoming a good father after they were born. My biological father died a military hero before I was born, and my stepfather, also in the military, traveled most of my childhood serving our country. He knew how to push me to overcome my fears but struggled to understand how to be a present father. I have always known that he loved me, but like many dads, he pushed me toward my dreams without knowing how to build a healthy relationship with me. My stepfather struggled to be a dad because his father didn't know how to be a good father to him. 

I meet men like me every day who want to become good husbands and fathers but have never been shown how to do it. I will share with you some of those secrets I have learned from the life of Jesus that have transformed my relationship with my wife and children, and they will transform your life too. 

I have witnessed tens of thousands of men encounter Jesus for themselves and receive the love and blessing of God the Father. When a man is fathered by God, the same way Jesus was, he understands who God has made him to be and how he can become the man, husband, and father his family needs. 

We live in a world where Satan wants to destroy men and their God-given roles so that he can unravel their families and destroy their children. God made men to be the foundation of blessing for their families. If you want to destroy a marriage and a child, get rid of that husband and father. 

But God has a plan! He promises,

Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the great and awesome day of the LORD comes. And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the land with a decree of utter destruction. (Mal. 4:5–6)

Families will heal when a father's heart is turned back toward his children.  I have met men all over the world who have built their careers but lost their children. I believe God is turning the hearts of fathers to their children. You are reading this book because you want to become the best husband and father you can be!  

I wrote this book to help you understand the process of how to become the husband and father your family needs. Here’s the good news: the same God who formed you in your mother’s womb and knew you before you were born has called you to be an incredible man, husband, and father. You can do it because God has called you to do it. You can do it because God will give you everything you need to do it. You can do it because the Holy Spirit will empower you to do it. It doesn’t matter where you’ve been or what you’ve done; it’s never too late to become the husband and father your family needs.

Fortunately for me and my family, through an amazing encounter with Jesus, I discovered that God wanted to be my Father. God has made us to be fathered and blessed by Him. The blessing from God, the Father, started healing the man I was so that I could become the husband and father my family needed me to be. The Father's love changed my life forever. If He can transform a broken-down ex-professional football player into a good husband and father, then He can do it for you too.

This book is a collection of the best practices I have learned over thirty years of relationship with God the Father, through His Son, Jesus, regarding how to become the husband and father a family needs. 

Are you ready to become the husband and father your family needs? 

Get in there!

It is never too late to become the father your kids need and the husband your wife wants.

Something profound happens inside the heart of a man when he discovers that not only did God send Jesus to save us, but He also sent His Son so we could be adopted and fathered by God. When we allow ourselves to be Fathered by God as a beloved son, it heals our story and enables us to receive everything we need to be a good father and a loving husband.  

Ed Tandy McGlasson is the founder of the Blessing of the Father ministry and evangelist to men,  helping to “call fathers back to their children and children back to their fathers.’’ He was a lead Pastor of the Stadium Vineyard for over 34 years and before that an offensive lineman in the National Football League with the Giants, Jets, and Rams. Ed has authored several books; ”The Difference the Father Makes”, “Beloved”, “The Father You Always Wanted” and “The Blessing of the Father For Families”.  Ed is also a sought-after men's and church event speaker. He has helped thousands of men connect to Jesus and become the husbands and fathers their families need.

Ed and His wife Jill have been married for the last 37 years. They have five beloved children and four more sons, and daughters through marriage and six amazing grandchildren.

 

"Ed, this is the book I wish I’d had to read one day before my son was born.”

Bobb Biehl - Executive Mentor, Scottsdale, Arizona.

"Too many men believe the key to becoming strong and godly husbands and fathers is to work harder and do more. But in this inspiring new book, Ed andy McGlasson encourages us first to humbly receive what Christ has given us. From there, our most important relationships can thrive as we live out of the love and blessings God has bestowed so freely upon us.”

Jim Daly - President, Focus on the Family

“There are few jobs more important than being a father. But so many dads feel unequipped and a bit overwhelmed by the responsibility. Ed Tandy McGlasson provides a deeply personal, practical, and biblical approach to the task. In a warm and vulnerable voice, he guides all fathers to the principles and tools that will help. Highly recommended.”

John Townsend, Ph.D.  - Author of the New York Times bestselling Boundaries series Founder, the Townsend Institute for Leadership and Counseling

“The Bible is known to be the best selling book of all time, rightly so... I would impress upon you that How To Become The Husband and Father Your Family Needs, is right under that best selling book! Without question, every Father, Son, Brother, Grandfather, MAN should read this book!! The message is profound, deeply touching, and one of the most penetrating and important books of our time. The unparalleled message of the Father’s Blessing, is one that cannot be silenced, our lives depend on it. If you love the men in your life, you will put this book in his hands.”

Debbie Rasa - Owner/Partner of Rasa Floors

 

Jim Daly, President – Focus on the Family
So many men believe the key to becoming strong and godly husbands and fathers is to work harder and do more. But in this inspiring new book, Ed Tandy McGlasson encourages us first to humbly receive what Christ has given us. From there, our most important relationships can thrive as we live out of the love and blessings God has bestowed so freely upon us.

Debbie Rasa Owner/Partner of Rasa Floors
The Bible is known to be the best selling book of all time, rightly so... I would impress upon you that “How To Become The Husband and Father Your Family Needs”, is right under that best selling book! Without question, every Father, Son, Brother, Grandfather, MAN should read this book!! The message is profound, deeply touching, and one of the most penetrating and important books of our time. The unparalleled message of the Father’s Blessing is one that cannot be silenced, our lives depend on it. If you love the men in your life, you will put this book in his hands.

Bobb Biehl
"Ed, this is the book I wish I’d had to read one day before my son was born.”

Ken Harrison is the president and chairman of Promise Keepers, CEO of WaterStone, a Christian Commun
“Many men today struggle as fathers because they weren’t fathered right themselves. Ed gives great tools and encouragement to men who are desperately seeking to raise godly children and build marriages of respect and love. Ed is candid about both his struggles and his victories and his stories will inspire you to be the man God wants you to be.”

John Townsend, Ph.D. Author of the New York Times bestselling Boundaries series Founder, the Townsen
“There are few jobs more important than being a father. But so many dads feel unequipped and a bit overwhelmed by the responsibility. Ed Tandy McGlasson provides a deeply personal, practical and biblical approach to the task. In a warm and vulnerable voice, he guides all fathers to the principles and tools that will help. Highly recommended.

Jim Burns, PhD President, HomeWord Author of Doing Life With Your Adult Children: Keep Your Mouth Sh
Ed goes straight to the heart’s desire of every man who wants to be an excellent husband and father. He combines great passion and practical Biblical insight while helping men work on their inner healing. Ed is refreshingly filled with grace and is a great motivator to help us be a part of our greatest calling for our families.

George Andrews, 1979-1985 Los Angeles Rams, Husband, Father, Mentor
Ed McGlasson and I first met in 1981 when we both played for the Los Angeles Rams. Two years later we became brothers-in-law. I've had a front-row seat watching Ed live out the chapters of the book you now hold in your hands. I know he will lead you on a journey to becoming a better father and husband!

Dr. Michelle Watson, author of Let’s Talk: Conversation Starters for Dads and Daughters and radio/
If you’ve ever longed for a heart coach to walk alongside you to find healing for your deepest longings from a Father, this book is for you. Though written primarily to men, this is a fantastic book for any woman who is ready to receive more from God as her Father. Ed Tandy McGlasson leads us to be open and authentic alongside him as he weaves heart-warming stories of struggle and resilience with biblical truths and practical how-to’s as we’re personally invited to embrace being Fathered by God.

Jeff Kemp, Former 11 Year NFL Quarterback, Author of Facing the Blitz, Ambassador, Speaker and Coach
“Thanks, Ed, for this powerful, personal and transformative book. My dad Jack Kemp was an awesome, bigger-than-life father, who loved, encouraged, and blessed me. But still, my identity wasn’t complete until I received the blessing of the Perfect Father. Being His son makes me the husband and father my family needs. This book opened my heart to more of God the Father's extravagant and generous heart. Every man needs this to become the real and good man God made you to be.
If you want to become that man, husband, and father, this is your playbook.

Brian Holloway, NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS All-PRO, Stanford. Harvard. Wharton. www.Brianholloway.com
“In the NFL, you could always tell the ballplayers, who were raised without the blessing of the father. They were weak, they complained, they were easily distracted, they lashed out, they were empty shells. When a son or daughter has been blessed by the father, they are strong, capable, they grow, they learn, they help and they serve. God gave us an example. Thanks, Ed for taking this most courageous journey on in your ministry. This book is a game plan for every father who wants to make a difference. It's important and urgent!"


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