1. Dads, we must help our kids grow up.
We must balance letting go while at the same time helping them not grow up too fast.
“Look, this place can bring out the worst in some people”
Yesss (speaking of the internet)
Your responsibility to keep your kids safe trumps their desire for privacy!
Parental controls protect your kids from being lured astray, from harm, from getting lost!
Adulthood isn’t getting to live without rules. Being an adult means having the maturity to set your own rules.
2. Dads, we are the examples.
Ralph was a horrible example! He wasn’t thinking of what he was teaching by his actions.
We are the example from which they will most learn about:
- Apologies & making things right
- Always learning & growing
They were so focused on what they wanted, what they just had to have, they almost missed what they needed!
Don’t just teach your kids to chase what they want. Teach them to first and foremost chase Who they need!
3. Dads, we have lead responsibility of discipleship.
Article on the importance of parents’ example in discipleship and salvation.
Consider their needs before your own
Point them to Jesus