Category Archives: Dad

Prioritize Relationship Over Opinions

Father Throwing Up Son | Prioritize Relationship Over Opinions

I have learned a lot of valuable lessons in my life. Some of the best came the hard way. But one of the best lessons I’ve learned is being right is not always RIGHT! Prioritize relationship over opinions!

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How You Can Be The Best Grandpa

The Best Grandpa Holding A Baby

What do I owe my grandchildren? Deuteronomy 4:9. Notice the ‘no-nonsense’ tone in these words from Moses – take care, use diligence, don’t be forgetful, or get sidetracked. These indicate the need for a deliberate and purposeful plan for us as husbands/dads/grandpas. “Fail to plan, plan to fail” applies here quite nicely (thank you, Ben Franklin)! Through Moses, the Lord urges us to battle the distractions of our existence and invest our limited energy in the world changers of the future. This is the start of what it means to be the best grandpa.

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Overprotective Parenting Habits

Overprotective Parenting Habits

This is what overprotective parenting habits are doing to your child! A parent’s duty to a child is to give them love, to care for them, and to keep them safe. However, parents in trying to keep kids safe, often go to extreme lengths. This duty can have detrimental effects on the upbringing of a child. 

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Talk With Your Children Individually

Talk With Your Children Individually

My daughter (15) is going through a tough time at school. She fancies a boy but is often at odds with him, and has moved friendship groups to be with the “cool girls.” She hasn’t entirely burned her bridges with her old friends, but it’s a trying time for her and us as she struggles with growing up!

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3 Ways You Can Ensure Your Children Know You Love Them

3 Ways You Can Ensure Your Children Know You Love Them

Do your children know you love them? Talk is cheap. Actions speak louder than words. If I say I love my son, but ignore him and mistreat him, do my words speak the truth, or do my actions tell the real story? It’s what I do that counts, not just what I say.

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Imperfect Parents Can Still Teach Godly Truths

Imperfect Parents Can Still Teach Godly Truths

Imperfect parents can still teach Godly truths. Father’s Day is a time to celebrate what our fathers mean to us. But not everyone had the kind of close relationship with their fathers they would have liked. For some, the day can trigger painful emotions and memories. Our earthly fathers are human. They are flawed. They can let us down, disappoint us, or even abandon or abuse us.

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