Our kids deserve a responsible father in their life. Sadly enough in todays society, the men in kids life are not their fathers. They are uncles, step-father, or a friend. The role of a responsible father is being abandoned and the damage that is being inflicted on the kids is devastating.
You see men, you can’t turn back now you are part of the company! You may not have a company consisting of 13 dwarfs and a wizard (if you do, let me know!) but you have a family that depends on you just as the company was depending on Bilbo.
However, take the biggest life style change that you could ever do and give control of your life, your decisions, your thoughts, your desires, your wants, your wife and kids over to the one who holds it all in His hands.
That last sentence is what we should do no matter where we are. But many times in our life as a dad, we get overrun by the world and we loose sight of what is important. Dads I am challenging you to take a vacation!
As the coach of the team, it is my responsibility to know the offense of the other team, their defense, their tactics and possible sneak plays. In knowing these things, I need to have my own offense, defense and special tactics that I can use against the other team.
I was invited to eat with a group of men tonight that will be speaking, attending or serving in some capacity with the “Why Me?” men’s conference in Thomaston, Georgia next Friday and Saturday. After one delicious low country boil, the men made their way down to the dock at the lake. As 14 decent sized men eased out onto this weathered dock we felt the shifts of age and the creep of time on the structure.
Dads, I come to you today about an issue that I will am facing in my household now. An issue that I thought would not have to face for another 6 to 7 years. I am referring to my daughter, who is currently 5, asking the question about swim wear.
There are times when your kids will start asking questions. They turn into rapid fire machines it would seem and are able to ask questions faster than you can answer. They will start humming or making noises that will somehow find just the right wavelength to become the most irritating noise in the world.
“When I get the time son…” or “Let’s go guys…I don’t have a lot of time…” or “I got a time schedule going here, let’s move it…” Are these the phrases that your kids hear from you? Dad are the kids constantly fighting for your time, are you are fighting for your time and your wife is fighting for your time? We fight and struggle to get it all done and only leave a few seconds of time for God. Let’s talk about time.
This is a post that appeared on the Teach Them Dilligently blog page today. There are a great group of people giving wonderful homeschooling advice and practical application on the blog. Check it out if you get a chance!
“Are you listening to me?” What guy has not heard that famous question before? We as men tend to have a unique ability to “tune out” what we want to not listen to. It can be the wife, kids, radio, television, or just general noise. Somehow, we go to this special place of not listening, yet we are hearing. Yes, we are listening for some type of unusual sounds, screams, or something loud that will bring us back to hearing and listening. But when it comes to your family, dad, “Are you hearing or listening? Continue reading →
“Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder” That is a famous quote that most of us have heard over the years. It comes from the the great Greek philosopher Plato. Today as I look around, I see commercials, magazines, books and television shows that attempt to tell our young girls what it means to be beautiful. You should wear this dress, shirt, shoes, or walk a certain way or even wear a particular perfume. But let me give you another option to all of this dad. Continue reading →