Better Dad’s, Stronger Sons
by Rick Johnson
– We may never be perfect fathers, but we should be lifelong learners.
– We must become men of action and men of honor in the eyes of our sons.
– Men who will stand up against adversities are men their sons can look up to.
– You as a man are your family’s leader whether you believe it or not.
– You might think you are insignificant or not a big deal, but to your son you are a very big deal.
– You are the man that God chose to be the father of your children. He could’ve chosen any other person in the world, but God chose you for the task.
– The very survival of us as a people depends heavily on dad’s.
– A father‘s legacy will influence and impact for generations to come – for good or for bad.
– The power that a dad has is incredible. There’s almost nothing that a kid cannot do when there is a dad present that believes in them.
– Masculine apathy is the number one problem in our churches.
– When a mom takes her boys to church, there’s a 15% chance that they will go to church when they grow up. When a dad takes his boys to church, there is a 75% chance that they will continue going when they are grown up. Dad’s make a very big difference.
– God did not tell you to lead and raise up your son and then leave you alone to fail — trust and seek God for His help to raise your son.
– You must reconcile with your past because a broken father will only raise a broken son. – Sons actively seek to bond with their father’s because they long for and need men of a good example.
– A boy needs his dad to show him how to live, convictions to have, and how to be a man.
– Fathers are a necessity of their sons.
– Fathers bonding with their sons will give their sons a sense of security, protection and preparation for any problems that life sends their way.
– Time is the most valuable commodity you can give your sons.
– Don’t emphasize your son’s weaknesses rather his strengths.
– Don’t avoid physical affection to your son.
– Don’t see your time spent with your son as a waste.
– Don’t abuse your authority. Col 3:21
– Rules should be reasonable.
– Teach your son how complacency is dangerous.
– Teach your son resilience, he will need it when he fails in any area.
– Teach your son to be loyal. You have to be loyal to teach loyalty.
– Let your son work and teach him about money.
– One of greatest gifts you can give to your children is to love your wife.
• Love and honor her.
• Thank her.
• Help her.
• Praise her daily.
• Provide and manage your money wisely.
• Make a covenant with God, wife, children and yourself that divorce is not an option.
• Be conscious that your son needs to know how to love a woman, and you are giving him that example.
– Teach your son about sex or he’ll learn from friends or somewhere else.
– You are accountable for your sons sexual purity, or at least teaching and warning him about it.
– Our sons are the next generation of dads, husbands and men and they need a live role model in action.