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Happy Father’s Day!

I’ve heard many people say that mothers are honored more on Mother’s Day than father’s are on Father’s Day. That bothers me! Fathers are extremely important in the family and should feel just as appreciated!  So, let’s take a moment to explore why it’s so important for you to honor your father.

Your father has been preordained by God to be the spiritual leader in your home. Even if your parents aren’t together right now, your father is still responsible for helping you become the person that God has called you to be. What an awesome responsibility!

4 Reasons Fathers are Awesome!

  • Your dad is responsible for financially providing for you: Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever” (1Tim 5:8.)
  • He’s responsible for providing discipline to help you become your best self: Do not withhold discipline from a child” (Proverbs 23:13)
  • He’s responsible for effectively teaching and guiding you: “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6.)
  • Your dad is responsible for nurturing your emotional well-being: Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4.)

Your father has a lot of responsibility and he deserves to be honored for all that he does! Being in the role of Father isn’t an easy task, yet he does it willingly because he loves you! Take some time to truly appreciate your father (or father figure) this Father’s Day!

A note from Nicole: I grew up without a father. My mom was my only parent growing up. At times I wished I had one, but it’s ok. What do you appreciate about your father? I would love to hear!!


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  1. Posted by on September 27, 2011 at 17:39

    I am also growing up without a father, but it’s not bad. There are plenty of struggles that come with it though. But that’s how it is supposed to be!

  2. Posted by on June 21, 2011 at 13:47

    *sigh* Of your four points, I can only honestly admit to the first one being true. My dad’s definitely not the worst dad in the world (All those horror stories of sexual abuse scare me), but those next three points on the list I owe more to my mom. My dad’s just…never been extremely concerned with those three. He -thinks- he is, and he -thinks- all that good upbringing is due to him. But really, my older brother and I both agree that it’s thanks to our mom. I don’t mean to be a brat and put down all my dad’s done for me, but I just don’t feel exactly like my dad’s ever “been there” for me. He’s present, yeah, but…it’s been a few years since I felt sincere about this “You’re the best dad ever!” idea I used to scribble in Father’s Day cards when I was a lot younger. There’s a ton of things about my dad that bug me, and they bother me so much I don’t even see much of the good anymore (I’ve tried). I’m not going to unload every detail that frustrates me about having him as a father, but let’s say that even after 10 months of not seeing my parents and then finally meeting up with them again, while I was glad to see my mom, I was wishing my dad would just “go away” after a single day. I tell myself that someday when he’s dead I’ll regret thinking that, it’s just…urgh. I’ll shut up now.

    • Posted by Nicole on June 29, 2011 at 17:13

      I know how you feel Noel- I really do. My dad left me when I was 2 years old, and I only saw him once since then. He had no interest in being a father ever. Even though your dad’s not perfect, try and appreciate the little things you DO like abut him. Also, be so thankful for your wonderful mom! So many children out there are in orphanages because both their parents abandoned them. you are more blessed than you know!

  3. Posted by on June 20, 2011 at 10:38

    Happy Father’s Day God!

  4. Posted by on June 20, 2011 at 08:28

    What I love about my father is his humor. :)My father is definitely not perfect, but he’s doing okay considering how his father treated him….

  5. Posted by on June 19, 2011 at 18:37

    My dad is the bomb. He sacrifices his time to provide for us. He’s so caring and loves me sooooooooooooooooooo much. I don’t know what I would do without him in my life. My daddy has set the bar very high for my boyfriends (I’m 16 and no boyfriends so far. Guys, step it up a notch!!!)

  6. Posted by on June 19, 2011 at 18:18

    My Dad is awesome because he is a Lt. Cornel in the US military and is currently over in Afganistan. Even though he has been gone overseas for almost six years of my life (I am only twelve) I know that he loves me and has helped me in my faith (He is a Christian too) He is the best dad that I could ask for!

  7. Posted by on June 19, 2011 at 15:39

    Honestly? I can’t decide what I appreciate most about my DADDY. God bless him!
    I say DADDY because my FATHER is in Heaven. 🙂

  8. Posted by on June 19, 2011 at 15:29

    I’ve never looked on the spiritual side of it. Great post!

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  9. Posted by on June 19, 2011 at 15:13

    I love that he is always there. Even when I feel that he is too hard on me I know that he loves me. he always knows how to make me laugh too 🙂

  10. Posted by on June 19, 2011 at 11:24

    One of the little reasons I love my daddy is because he taught me all about computers, and now whenever I have problems with them, I know what to do. (He’s a computer tech for Dr.) And he’s always been there for me and I know he loves me. 🙂

  11. Posted by on June 19, 2011 at 11:10

    I appreciate how he goes out of his way to take me places I want to go, even if he’s not too happy about it all the time.:P

  12. Posted by on June 19, 2011 at 11:03

    Happy Fathers Day to all fathers! Lets be thankful for the fathers we have in our lives. Even if they are not our biological fathers,we should be thankful for them and wish them a Happy Father’s Day to them as well. Happy Father’s day to you too,God and Jesus. Thank you for being the most awesome and unchanging fathers!

  13. Posted by on June 19, 2011 at 07:31

    My Dad, is the best Dad in the world! I am most definitely a Daddys Girl.! I love to hang out with my Dad because I feel like I can trust him with anything. He promised me that if I was ever going through something that he would not judge me or punish me but help me. We also have a rule that is if we tell the truth we won’t get in trouble. My Dad is also very strict. I’m not allowed to date AT ALL. And I respect that because he has told me why. He was allowed to date when he was a kid and he said that he would be a lot better off today if he hadn’t. And he wants me to be without flaw and a perfect “gift” to my spouse, etc. etc. Everything she described up there, my father is and more.! For providing, he was in the military for 26 years and retired when I was like 9. Now he’s 48 and the Post 9/11 GI Bill is paying for his college in Supply Chain & Opperations Managment. He’s taking double classes and working full time with a three hour commute. (I’m 12 turning 13 in two weeks) he plans to start a trucking company called Seeds Of Faith. He has been told by many professionals that he was special and would go far in this buisness. It will come up off the ground next spring. As for bringing my brother and I up in discipline and emotionally stable, he does fantastic. He is careful to not yell at us unless completely nessaccary. He says that he try’s to bring us up like God raises us spiritually. Let’s us be who we are and mostly make desicons for ourselves, not afraid to discipline but uses it at a later resource. He’s patient and kind and if we slack off on something he’ll make us a deal of some sort. As for that he’s helping me grow up spiritually and physically protecting me, it’s great. He has great understanding of Gods word and knows that he was made for a higher purpose and I was too. He’s not let me go to church camp before because he doesn’t think that the youth pastor is responsible enough and he told me “I’m not going to take the very most valuble possession God has given me and just had you off to someone.” I don’t mind that I can’t go because I trust his words. Im not allowed to go out of town with a friend either. He said probably when I turn 13 I can and that’s soon.! I also love how patient he is. I bother him soooooooo much but he’s never even slapped my arm. Just firmly asks me to STOP. Lol. I love to hug my Daddy and sit next to him and I know that he will always be there for me no matter what. I LOVE MY DADDY!!!!

  14. Posted by on June 19, 2011 at 07:27

    Fathers are very important in keeping a happy home dynamic. So is grammar: your first use of the word “father’s” (line 2) is possessive when it should be plural. To be clear, the apostrophe is the problem and should be annihilated.

  15. Posted by on June 19, 2011 at 05:00

    My father is great just for loving me! He is so amazing like my Heavenly Father. If it weren’t for either of them my life would be so different! When I do wrong he disciplines me as he should, and he loves me like a father should love his child. (: I am so proud to have a Daddy like him!

  16. Posted by on June 19, 2011 at 03:25

    My dad has taught me most of the stuff I know about the Bible and God, being my dad and one of my pastors. While he was working a full time job, and was traveling on weekends to raise support, he still made time for me and my four siblings. I love my dad and I really can’t imagine life without him.