If you are a guy, you probably like lists.
If you are a guy who wants to be a good dad, you probably want a list for that too.
Being a great dad won’t just come from checking off a list of things on a “daddy to do list”. There are no ways to quantify the important things like consistency, love, grace, sacrifice and attention. However, there are some suggestions that would be great for a “daddy to do list” that may add a little extra something! This one will take less than one minute and just over $2… seriously!
Our girls are constantly being bombarded with things they see and hear around them that feeds this idea they are not enough and that they are valued for their bodies. Check out the magazines at eye-level at the check out stands. Watch a few tv shows geared towards teens and young adults. Turn on a popular radio station and listen carefully to some of the lyrics of the “clean and edited” songs you hear. We need to find some ways to help our girls combat this stuff coming at them.
Let’s remind girls that they are created beautifully by Him – they are valuable because the God of the universe says so! No matter what they may feel about themselves or even what others may have told them – God thinks they are valuable and they are loved, accepted and wanted by the God of the universe! How cool is that when earthly fathers can try and live this out and thereby echo the voice of God in the ears of their daughter.
Here’s a simple way to do something that will help your daughter remember this….
Download the following 2 songs from I-tunes and put them on your daughter’s phone, I-pod, computer, etc,…. or your phone if your daughter doesn’t have one……
Britt Nicole “Gold” (newly recommending)
Carly Escoto – “You’re Mine” (partial lyrics below – recommended before)
“And I know that you don’t think it’s true
That I see so much beauty in you
But I’ll fight for you darling, believe
That there’s no one who loves you like me
You’re my masterpiece
You’re a part of me
I made your heart, it’s my fine art”
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