Fathers, Stay Connected!
February 13, 2013
Fathers, it is very important that you stay emotionally connected to your family. Being in constant vital connection with those closest to you is one of the most valuable gifts that you can give to your family. Too many wives and children often say that they feel emotionally distant from the man in the house. It is possible for the husband and father to be there IN BODY–eating at the kitchen table, reclining in his favorite chair, reading his newspaper–but being EMOTIONALLY ABSENT from the family.
It is God’s heart, and God’s desire, for fathers to be emotionally connected and engaged with their wives and children. Dads, how much time are you spending with those whom you love? How engaged in meaningful conversation are you with your wife, and children? How do you show support, love, and appreciaion to them? Do you make it a priority to add value to their lives and help them navigate through life with a sense of security?
We need to give more hugs, more kisses, more affection, and more praise in our homes. Children who hear encouraging words, and words of affection and tenderness from their Dads, find themselves able to relate to others with greater confidence and kindness because of the emotional investment made in them. DADS YOUR WORDS HAVE GREAT POWER! There are no words more endearing for a father to hear from his children, “Someday, I’ll be like you.”
“And He will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers…” Malachi 4:6