A Word to Dads
And now a word to you fathers. Don’t make your children angry by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction approved by the Lord. (Ephesians 6:4)
A few years ago, someone asked the former President George Bush, “What is your greatest accomplishment in life?” I thought that was an interesting question to ask someone like him, who has quite a long list of achievements. After all, he was the
As a pastor, I have visited people who are coming to the end of their lives. I have seen what really matters to them. And as I have said before, it always comes back to faith and family. When your life is over, it is not going to matter how many business deals you made, how many investments you have, or how many things you’ve accumulated. When it is all said and done, it will come down to these basic values.
Tragically, so many men today are abandoning their families to chase after something they rationalize as a midlife crisis. Men, we have to stand by the commitment we have made to our wives and children. We cannot even for a moment consider turning our backs on them.
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