The responsibilities of a husband and father are to lead the family in discipleship and love for God. In this post we will look at 7 discipleship strategies to help you invest in your family this week.
When I found out I was going to be a dad, I was filled with excitement about what the future held. I envisioned great hallmark-like-moments I would share with my unborn child. Well, if I’m honest with you, those weren’t the only feelings that filled me.
At times, waves of insecurity and self-doubt came crashing over my excitement. My wife wasn’t the only one who had sleepless nights. Her problem was one of trying to find a position comfortable enough to rest while another human grew inside of her. Mine was these lurking questions: Are you ready to be a dad? Are you even capable of being a good father?
Years later, these questions still find ways to surface. Most days, I still feel like a rookie—learning as I go. But I’m embracing that fact. From what I can tell, the only “expert” parents are the people who don’t have kids. No one I’ve ever met would consider himself to have reached the Major League of parenting. And that’s okay. Hopefully, this feeling of unpreparedness drives us to be better and to rely more deeply on God. It’s one of the many reasons there are Field Guides for dads.
My youth and teenage years were spent in locker rooms.
I played four sports in high school and one in college. In high school, I was confident I knew a lot about the games I played. But I was wrong. I only knew what I was naturally talented at. Once I got to college, I had coaches introduce me to concepts about a game I had played for over 15 years–things I knew nothing about.
There was a whole world of technical approaches and strategy I simply didn’t realize. But with their insights, I was able to grow quickly as a player. The same is true when it comes to