Since I do not have any wisdom of my own in the fatherhood department, I have been reading several books and articles to get input from people who have some experience in the area of parenting. Here are some items that I have written down (note that I don’t have the source for most of these, but I am absolutely not taking credit for any of what follows).
“Dear children, let us not love with words or speech, but with actions and truth”. -1 John 3:18
“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself, less.” -C.S. Lewis
“God has designed fatherhood as a means to display the attributes of God to their children.”
“In just about every way your children will reflect your own attributes, good and bad, back to you. The implications of this are enormous. More than ever you must be the man of God you were always meant to be. Honor, integrity, moral purity, clean language and respectful attitudes have just jumped up several notches on your list of priorities.”
“A mature Christian husband and father takes responsibility for his own actions and the actions of his immediate family.”
From the book The Best Advise I Ever Got on Parenting:
“Parenting is a character profession.”
“Grace encompasses everything good about God’s plan for humanity and is the perfect context for raising our kids.”
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