Fathers must make time to teach their children diligently, and this requires growing your relationships with your children so much that you can have “awkward conversations” with them to help them grow.
By carving out one-on-one time with your kids, you are creating a context where Deuteronomy 6:6–7 can happen. Spending time one-on-one with your kids will help you to build relationships and engage in heart-level conversations.
Dads, take Christ’s illustration in Matthew 6:26 to heart and… build a bird feeder! Go bird watching with your children. Watch how God protects and provides for each little creature. Thank God for His protection and provision in the life of your family. Both your stress and the seemingly little anxieties of your children will be impacted.
All of us live with limitations. We have health limitations, financial limitations, time limitations, energy limitations, talent limitations, family limitations, house limitations, job limitations, and the list goes on and on.We can try to muscle through our limitations in pride, or we can accept them in humility as good gifts from God.