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Honor Your Father



Yesterday was Father's Day, and I was reflecting on the kind of dad I was for my boys. Looking back, I see many things I wish I had done differently. While I was a good provider, I now realize several essential elements needed to be included. I always wanted the best for my boys, but I was often ill-equipped to be there for them in the way I would if I could turn back time.

 

Being a great dad isn't just about providing; it's about being a role model, offering love and support, and guiding your children through life's ups and downs.

 

I love the Commandment: "Honor your father and your mother." It's a profound commandment, and I see it as a reminder for fathers to act honorably so they deserve to be honored.

 

A great dad provides a safe and nurturing environment filled with love, understanding, and respect. Kids need to feel secure physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

 

It's crucial to demonstrate positive behaviors and show kindness, patience, and integrity. By embodying these qualities and presenting myself honorably, I set a standard for my children to aspire to.

 

A great dad listens to his kids, valuing their opinions and feelings. Engaging in meaningful conversations helps build a strong, trusting relationship. It's crucial to be approachable so your children feel comfortable coming to you with all their problems and successes.

 

Another important aspect is supporting children's interests and education. Encourage their passions and be involved in their learning journey because your involvement significantly impacts them.

 

A great dad knows the importance of balancing discipline with love. Setting boundaries and enforcing rules helps teach responsibility and respect. However, it's equally important to show affection and praise.

 

Oh, to go back and relive the Commandment from a dad’s point of view. I am so proud of my boys even though their lives could have been better had I been a better-equipped dad. What a privilege to hear "Happy Father's Day, Dad."

 

How about you? Is there anything you could do differently to be more honorable?

 

Watch for the blind spots.




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