Fatherhood: Assignment of the Day


Dads – Here’s your assignment for the day.  Go to your kids individually and ask them, “What’s your dream?”  Listen and don’t interrupt.  When they stop talking say, “tell me more.”  When they’re done, say, “I love it!”

Bonus: Ask, “What’s the one thing I could do to help you make that happen?”

PS. Zero critical comments are allowed.  Don’t try to help them be “realistic” or change their focus.

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Fatherhood: Assignment of the Day

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads and granddads!  As you know, today is very special to me because I have such a passion for fatherhood and for seeing men operate in the role that God has designed for them.

William Wordsworth said, “Father! – to God himself we cannot give a holier name.”  How right he is.  There is no more sacred or powerful office in the world than that of a father.  Fathers shape societies, because as the family goes, so goes the society, and so goes the world.  When we look back on history, the civilizations that flourished had strong multigenerational thinking and children were not so much taught as they were given examples to live by.  Men lived and had their children walk with them through life.  Men modeled what it meant to be a strong, honorable, upstanding person.

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