How to spot a counterfeit

kristyfox —  January 23, 2013 — 3 Comments


My daughter and I love to go treasure hunting at garage sales and Goodwill stores – especially for books!   I was at Goodwill the other day and came across a book titled Why a Daughter Needs A Dad – 100 Reasons.  Since the subject is one I am interacting with a lot, I picked it up.   One of the quotes stuck out as I looked through the book, it said “A DAUGHTER NEEDS A DAD to show her how it feels to be loved unselfishly”.

That is a profound statement.  Not many people she encounters will love her unselfishly and we want better for our girls don’t we?  We want them to experience real, genuine, unselfish love in their relationships.

Someone shared with me that to train bank tellers to recognize a counterfeit, they educate them on the fake by having them handle the “real thing” over and over again.   The bank teller becomes so familiar with the look and feel of the real money that when a fake crosses their path, it is spotted immediately.  The “real thing” becomes the standard and when something doesn’t measure up, a flag goes up and alarms are sounded!

Dads – you are an example of the “real thing” to your girls.  God lets you show them real, unselfish, tender, compassionate, genuine, forgiving, honest love.  You get to show them how it feels, what to look for, and what to expect.  You get to help them spot a counterfeit when they see it come around and they will know not to accept it.   They may not seem like they listen to your words sometimes, but they are paying attention – and you are educating them in what to look for in their future relationships as you provide the real thing for them!

Thank you for making a difference!

Kristy Fox




3 responses to How to spot a counterfeit

  1. I am a proud father of four adopted kids (3 daughters and 1 son).
    I’ve just finished reading “Prized Possession”. I loved it and I am so motivated everyday for the God given privilege of loving my kids.

    Thank you so very much for you faithfulness. Keep up the great work.

    In His service,
    One grateful dad
    Corona, CA

    • Joseph- Thank you so much for your comment. It is very encouraging to hear that our book was helpful. Thanks for being a great Dad! I would love for you to post a picture of you and girls on our facebook page!
      Thanks – Alan

    • Joseph, Thank you so much for that feedback! That is so encouraging. I am glad you enjouyed it and found it helpful! Bless you in your efforts in raising your beautiful family!

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