Take the 5 Minutes Challenge

Roughly 12 years ago, I was issued a challenge from a good friend of mine. The challenge was simple: Spend 5 minutes sitting in silence. 5 minutes…that’s it. Pffft…I thought, that doesn’t seem so difficult. So I tried it. I sat down in a chair, turned my timer on, and sat there. For the first … Continued

About Jason Dykstra

Jason Dykstra is a husband, father of four (three living), and a conflict management specialist. After the loss of his son in 2016, Jason started a blog called, They Call Me Dad, where he explores #dadlife, grief, the role of men in today's world, and shares his many mistakes as a parent. For work Jason serves organizations and churches as they turn conflict situations into creative solutions. As an international speaker and trainer, he journeys alongside his clients as they unleash their potential in the areas of conflict management and leadership.


Why I Don’t Kiss My Daughter

I put on my shoes, grabbed my coffee tumbler and my bag, and went to give kisses before leaving the house. When I got to my daughter I said, “hugs and kisses?” She wrapped her little arms around me, and I leaned down to give her a kiss, and she pulled away and said, “No … Continued

About Jason Dykstra

Jason Dykstra is a husband, father of four (three living), and a conflict management specialist. After the loss of his son in 2016, Jason started a blog called, They Call Me Dad, where he explores #dadlife, grief, the role of men in today's world, and shares his many mistakes as a parent. For work Jason serves organizations and churches as they turn conflict situations into creative solutions. As an international speaker and trainer, he journeys alongside his clients as they unleash their potential in the areas of conflict management and leadership.


The Taboo Subject of the Month

This month, and October 15th especially, is dedicated to a topic that is still taboo for us to talk about. It’s one of those things that too many people have suffered from, but not many have actually told others about it. It’s one of those subjects that cause a lot of pain for far too … Continued

About Jason Dykstra

Jason Dykstra is a husband, father of four (three living), and a conflict management specialist. After the loss of his son in 2016, Jason started a blog called, They Call Me Dad, where he explores #dadlife, grief, the role of men in today's world, and shares his many mistakes as a parent. For work Jason serves organizations and churches as they turn conflict situations into creative solutions. As an international speaker and trainer, he journeys alongside his clients as they unleash their potential in the areas of conflict management and leadership.


Why Can’t Men Ask For Help?

It was the beginning of a two-day ski-trip. I was beyond excited! No kids, no wives, just me and the guys out there on the slopes for two whole days. We started off pretty easy on the first run, the muscle memory of what my legs and feet were supposed to do started to kick … Continued

About Jason Dykstra

Jason Dykstra is a husband, father of four (three living), and a conflict management specialist. After the loss of his son in 2016, Jason started a blog called, They Call Me Dad, where he explores #dadlife, grief, the role of men in today's world, and shares his many mistakes as a parent. For work Jason serves organizations and churches as they turn conflict situations into creative solutions. As an international speaker and trainer, he journeys alongside his clients as they unleash their potential in the areas of conflict management and leadership.


The Anxiety of Kids

We have done it probably close to 100 times in his 7 years of life, but we had never got that phone call. Let me back up a bit…a little while ago, we received the offer from someone to take the kids for a sleepover…an offer that’s hard to refuse for any parent! So we … Continued

About Jason Dykstra

Jason Dykstra is a husband, father of four (three living), and a conflict management specialist. After the loss of his son in 2016, Jason started a blog called, They Call Me Dad, where he explores #dadlife, grief, the role of men in today's world, and shares his many mistakes as a parent. For work Jason serves organizations and churches as they turn conflict situations into creative solutions. As an international speaker and trainer, he journeys alongside his clients as they unleash their potential in the areas of conflict management and leadership.


Will you sit in the discomfort?

As I look out the hospital window at the moon rising in the sky, the sky starting to darken, I have a healthy mixture of joy, fear, and uncertainty that roams through my body. Four days ago my wife and I had our fourth baby (a baby girl!!). Four kids under the age of seven, … Continued

About Jason Dykstra

Jason Dykstra is a husband, father of four (three living), and a conflict management specialist. After the loss of his son in 2016, Jason started a blog called, They Call Me Dad, where he explores #dadlife, grief, the role of men in today's world, and shares his many mistakes as a parent. For work Jason serves organizations and churches as they turn conflict situations into creative solutions. As an international speaker and trainer, he journeys alongside his clients as they unleash their potential in the areas of conflict management and leadership.