Updated: Jun 28, 2018
What makes a good father? Is it one who coaches the soccer or swim team? Is it one that provides well for his family? Yes and more. Fathers influence for good. They keep their children safe. They are encouraging and kind. There are so many children without a father in their life, that those who are lucky enough to have a father or be an active father are a blessing in the lives of their families.
Here is one man’s story from our Fatherhood is Sacred ™ program: “I grew up without a father. He passed away when I was two. I had no memories of how a dad is supposed to be or act. I learned all of my parenting and life shills on my and it was hard. I was in and out of facilities my whole life. I was one of many children raise by a single parent and my loving grandparents. I graduated high school, found work and started to have a family. Not knowing how a father should be, life got a little more challenging. I am glad a program came around like that this that can help me. I have been taught the tools I needed in order to have a happy and safe family.
I know my actions have affected my children. Mostly not being there for them and when I did see them, I was more of a buddy than a father. I was not always there for my children’s mother as well. After my time in the program I came back into my children’s lives and things changed. I’m so glad I learned to be the kind of father my kids need.”
Being a good father is spending time with his children. It takes the responsibility of helping with finances and homework to have influence for good. The role of father is very divergent.
Some wise words which we can follow found on Pintrest:
“Seven Things a Daughter Needs from her Dad:
1. She needs you to be involved.
2. She needs you to demonstrate a healthy marriage.
3. She needs you to support her.
4. She needs to trust you as a confidante.
5. She needs your unconditional love.
6. She needs a strong spiritual leader.
7. She needs a positive role model.”
“For every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example instead of his advice.”
“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: he believed in me.”
“A father’s guide to loving life:
1. Count blessings
2. Practice kindness
3. Let go of what cannot be controlled
4. Listen to my heart
5. Be productive yet calm
6. Just breathe “
“If you want to know where your heart is, look to where your mind wanders.”
There will always be a special place in my life for my dad…
He has taught me to stand up for what I believe in and I have seen him go out of his way many times to help others.
He has given me roots and wings so I can fly.
He has taught me to reach for the starts and follow my dreams.”
From Mike Myers: “Anyone who tells you fatherhood is the greatest thing that can happen to you… they are understating it.”
So take it from those who know and understand the calling of fatherhood, it is one role that can never be replaced.