By Jay Payleitner
"God, please support me...another online game of Candy Land..." numerous dads spend time with their young ones. even though, many don't have any clue what their teenagers quite need. input writer Jay Payleitner, veteran dad of 5, who is additionally struggled with tips to building up his kid's lives. His 52 issues children desire from a Dad combines straight forward beneficial properties with step-up-to-the-mark demanding situations males will relish:
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You probably know where we’re headed here. By the next summer, the boy was strolling around with an 800-pound full-grown cow on his shoulders, and he went on to become an Olympic clean and jerk gold medalist, NFL lineman, or something equally impressive. The point? The point is that as parents, we need to get into the habit of spending time with our kids. Allow me to apply the principle. How many of you dads can imagine yourselves hugging your teenage son in public? Hmm. Not many. Well, how many of you can imagine getting a great big hug from your kindergartner right in front of his classroom when you come to pick him up after the first day at school?
When you stop and consider how much love you have for your children, you are getting just a glimpse of how much God loves you. As our heavenly Father, God loves each of us supernaturally and unconditionally. What’s more, when God saw that mankind was sinful and had fallen short of his glory, he provided his only Son, Jesus, to pay the price for our sins. Do you get it? God loves you even more than you love your children. Takeaway One of the great privileges reserved for fathers is that, when we look at our own children, we get just a small sampling of God’s love for each of us.
Be warned, when that folder gets about an inch thick it will contain more than a few minutes worth of memories. So don’t pick it up and start leafing through it unless you have plenty of time to let the years of memories wash over you. Takeaway You can’t stop time. You can’t save everything. But it’s astonishing how one photo, one phrase, one tangible reminder of the past can transport you back to a moment in time you thought was gone forever. ” —JAMES M. BARRIE (1860–1937) Kids Need Their Dad… To Kneel or Stand by Their Bed As They Sleep, Watching, Praying, Appreciating the Gift of Our Children, and Thinking About the Meaning of Love You would die for your kids.
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