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Children learn more from watching their parents than from listening to them—more is caught than taught. As parents, this puts great weight on how we conduct our lives. It requires us to be intentional about how we live. It requires us to self-reflect and evaluate if our lives match our words. And it requires us to be intentional about identifying the lessons we hope our kids will take from us.
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Father's Day is fast approaching, and if you and your dad have a relationship that isn't overly emotional, you may be at a loss for words when it comes to finding things to say to your dad on Father's Day. While all dads are different, there are definitely things that all dads want to hear, and using this day to maybe get a little sentimental is completely appropriate. Even if you've never been the type of person to celebrate Father's Day with a big party or anything more than a phone call, your dad will appreciate some time to see you and hear how everything's been going. When you're younger, you kind of take your dad for granted. That is, you kind of see him as the king of discipline, and even if the two of you had a fun relationship, there was probably a moment or two when you thought that his final word was a bit harsh. As a kid, you don't understand why dad is so angry about you being a half hour late to curfew without a phone call — why should your good times be cut short based on a seemingly silly parental rule? Adulthood, however, makes you realize that he simply put these plans in action because he cared about you so much.
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What does the Bible say about? Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.
Father's Day will be here before you know it, and we have just what you need to make dad's day extra special this year. Although dad might insist he doesn't need anything, simply jotting one of these Father's Day quotes in your carefully chosen card and pairing it with a thoughtful gift will really make him feel loved. If you really want to go the extra mile, give Dad his presents after you've whipped up a special Sunday breakfast —he'll really be impressed! I want to be most successful at being a good father. That doesn't make you a father. It's the courage to raise a child that makes you a father.