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Championship Fathering – Guest Carey Casey. Episode 20

This week on Family Looking Up we are exploring the topic of fathering with Carey Casey, CEO of the National Center for Fathering (NCF).  Carey is the author of Championship Fathering: How to Win at Being a Dad and its sequel, Championship Grandfathering: How to Build a Winning Legacy.  He was also general editor of the book 21-Day Dad’s Challenge: Three Weeks to a Better Relationship With Your Kids.  Since 2009, Carey has served on the White House Task Force on Fatherhood and Healthy Families.  Carey also served for five years as co-pastor of Lawndale Community Church, an inner-city church on Chicago’s west-side.  At Lawndale, Carey helped empower the community with health care, housing, education and economic growth. Carey has also served as a lecturer at the World Congress on Sports, the college football Senior Bowl, the National Association of Basketball Coaches Convention, at the Final Four, and the Super Bowl.  Carey and his wife Melanie live in Chicago Illinois. They are the parents of four children and have nine grandchildren.


Here is what we discussed with Carey:

  • How a normal boy from Salem Virginia ended up being one of the biggest advocates of fathering in our country.
  • How being a pastor for many years to churches and to athletes led him to clearly being able to see the effects of fatherlessness in America.
  • In Championship Fathering: How to Win at Being a Dad, fathering is broken down into 3 subcategories: Loving, Coaching, and Modeling.   Carey discussed each of those subcategories and gave examples of them from his life.
  • The fathering deficit in our country.  Carey listed stats on marriage, and fatherlessness today compared with years past.
  • Every child needs a father that is involved in their life.  If there is none then they need a father figure. Carey talked about the statistics of kids who have one of these and those who don’t.
  • Why dads are important.  Why mom cannot and should not do it all.



  1. Find a person who looks different than you and has a different background and culture from you and learn from them.
  2. Fathers: find an accountability partner in your quest for better fathering, someone you can check in with to accomplish your goals for better fathering.  Two are better than one.


To learn more about Carey visit:

National Center for Fathering | How to be a Good Loving Dad

Or Google “Carey Casey” to find other talks he has given as well as much, much more.


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