A Dad’s Job Description

With Father’s Day in the recent past, having just watched the movie Courageous (again, I love the film!), and reviewing my inbox… I discovered that Kirk Cameron had shared a little gem that everyone should see.  Jay Younts wrote what he calls a partial list in the Job Description for Fathers.  If all of us fathers would keep even this partial list, it would be magnificent.

  • Love Christ first
  • By his sacrificial example encourage his wife to love Christ first
  • Love his wife so that she is confident he understands her deepest thoughts & moods
  • Love his wife by honoring her before their children
  • Love his wife by joyful sacrifice to enable her spiritual growth
  • Love his wife by seeing her sins as opportunities to show the grace of God to her
  • By his sacrificial example encourage his children to love Christ first
  • Love his children by letting them know that he is incomplete without his wife
  • Love his children by learning to listen first and speak only when necessary
  • Love his children by living out God’s word in front of them
  • Love his children by being a refuge for them
  • Love his children by knowing what they long for and what they fear
  • Love his family by remembering that pleasant words promote instruction
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