About DAD!

We have a weak nation, because of weak churches,

because of weak families, because of weak fathers……..

” Pistol” Pete Maravich

Father’s day is coming (in June) ! A day to (possibly) receive a bad tie or cheap cologne. A day to be the #1 DAD and wear the T-shirt. So dads, I challenge you to speak out and share what we (men) can do to change the profound truth in the Pistol’s statement. My contibution:

  • Be a patriot- Serve your country by serving your community and be a great example to others who may not have a dad.
  • Be a Saint- Strengthen the church by leading, implementing and serving. Don’t wait for permission to do the right thing.
  • Be a Patriarch- Lead your family. Provide, nurture and encourage.
  • Be a Papa- Teach, empower, and mature your children through a balance of tender love and discipline. Raise respectful, reverent, hard working children.

So, what does this mean to the single father or the never been a father. If you are a father, pay your support dutifully and cherish your visitation. Don’t talk bad about the mother (if she’s bad, they know). Take them to church and Bible School. Teach them to pray.

Mentor kids who don’t have a dad. Volunteer in the community or church. Spend time with the kids. Substitute teach at Sunday school and tell them why GOD lead you to your profession. Pray for kids and other fathers who struggle.

I hven’t forgotten the widower fathers. As you glorify GOD, remind them why you loved their mother. And be a tender “mom” as best you can.

Your turn! Talk to us! What did your dad do right and what can we do better???

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One response to “About DAD!

  1. I had a great dad until he died when I was ten. I always remember him as being kind, loving and sharing. He was always trying to teach me something. He was a jack of all trades and he tried to teach me a little of everything. Along the way, he was also serving everyone he knew as a way of trading with them. He would serve them for free, fix a TV or unclog a toilet, mend a leaking sink or patch a roof. In return, he didn’t ask for pay. Rather, he would ask them to help him with things he needed. He was good at trading his skills for skills he did not yet posess. My dad worked a hour away from home in the city, so we didn’t see much of him during the week. He was gone before we woke up in the morning, and he’d return after we were in bed at night. We only got to see him on weekends, but it was enough for me. My father had no sons. There were just us three girls living in the house. But somehow, my dad managed yo make a handyman out of me, and I dearly appreciate it now. Today I am a single mom raising a son. I am enjoying him to the fullest and teaching him everything my dad taught me.

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