Posted by: Cathi Brese Doebler | June 21, 2009

Father’s are cool

In a culture where fathers are regularly put down in the media, it is so important to combat that message with our children. Fathers are so important to their children…they are good at so many things.

Things that I learned from my father:

  • That strong men can also be gentle,
  • That a patient father is the most lovable father,
  • A father who leads his family in prayer models many things through that small act, such as obedience to God, respect for God, the importance of saying thank you, depending on God, etc.,
  • A dad who takes time to play with his kids is demonstrating his love through his actions,
  • A dad who sits and watches his daughter show off her new dress is telling her that she is beautiful and loved through his attention,
  • A dad who takes his family to church every week is teaching the importance of worship and connection with other believers.

Although the media, through sitcom jokes, movies, etc., would like to tell me that fathers are something to be teased and made fun of, I know better.

Fathers like mine are an example of all that is good in this world. My dad taught me about strength, patience, loving others, helping others, trusting God, taking time for my family, and so many other things.

Thank you, to all of you fathers who I see each week, hugging your children, protecting your children, bringing your children to church, teaching through your actions, and honoring God the Father, who must see what you do and be as proud as a father can be.

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Responses

  1. Thank you for your kind words. Continue to share your thoughts and observations with others. You are a gift from God. Dad

  2. Always looking for special attention from Dad! Ha! btw: I agree!

  3. U hit the nail on the head with this one. And of course, I agree.

    I also read that children who grow up with a father that regularly took his family AND himself to church were the most likely to do the same as they grew up. They saw his role model, but also his belief that this was important to HIM, and realized it was important for themselves as well.

  4. Gee wiz, anything to get out of buying a card. 😉

    • LOL


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