My brother sent me this clip from the TV show The Middle – it’s funny and also a great reminder. Part of the job of a dad is to lovingly play “goalie” in the lives of their daughters. Help protect them from the things that come at them through the day. Things from media, to bullying, to pressure to conform, to music, to boys. Our daughters may be strong, confident, and self-reliant; yet, there is still something beautiful and important about the knowledge that your dad is there to stand by you and help defend you against some of the things that come at you. We can’t protect our daughters against everything out there, but we can help provide a bit of a shield.
In this way men, you also help reflect God the Father. He loves us and although hardships come our way – we know that He stands firmly by our side, He does and will defend us, and we can trust Him to help us through tough situations.
Thanks for leaning in!