Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Thoughts on Fatherhood from R. Kent Hughes

"...the mere fact of fatherhood has endowed you with terrifying power in the lives of your sons and daughters, because they have an innate, God-given passion for you."

"...there are few places where sanctified sweat will show greater dividends than in fathering. If you are willing to work at it, you can be a good father. If you are willing to sweat, you will see abundant blessing."

"...rearing children is like holding a wet bar of soap - too firm a grasp and it shoots from your hand, too loose a grip and it slides away. A gentle but firm hold keeps you in control."

"Men are never manlier than when they are tender with their children - whether holding a baby in their arms, loving their gradeschooler, or hugging their teenaer or adult children."

Good, challenging words as I deal with two and stare down the barrel @ #3!

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