Take Time to Be a Dad Today!

Take Time To Be A Dad Today

Take Time To Be A Dad Today

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I am so lucky to be a dad to three wonderful boys.  My life has been blessed by these hilarious little guys.  It is often hard for me to spend time with them, but I do the best that I can and it pays off.

Research has proven that the more involved a dad is, the more successful his children are. A father's influence can determine a child's social life, academic achievement, and future achievements.

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10 Life Hacks for Raising a Son

10 Life Hacks for Raising a Son

10 Life Hacks for Raising a SonNobody knows exactly how to raise their son. There is no instruction manual that comes with the birth of a boy. If someone ever tells you how you should raise your child without actually knowing your child, just glean what you can and move on. No two boys are the same. However, every male is born with a certain set of needs, and the potential to become a great man. 

Here are 10 life hacks I feel may help you in guiding your son through his first 18 years: They aren't easy, but they are worth it.

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Ten Signs That You Are a Dad of Boys

Ten Signs That You Are a Dad of Boys

Ten Signs That You Are A Dad of Boys

If you have sons, you can probably already tell where I am going to go with this.  Chances are, you have experienced most, if not all, of this list.  True fatherhood is messy….the messier, the better.  Our poor wives are outnumbered against the high levels of testosterone.  When you are raising boys, dull moments don't exist.  Here are just a few highlights of being a dad of boys.

1. The top of your fridge is covered with many long pointy toys that were used as weapons.  

dad of boys - weapons

2. Your daily chastises include the phrase: "that's inappropriate!"  

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Ministry, husbandry, fatherhood, and life choices.

I've chosen to be a full-time youth minister and I'm finishing up my 9th year making that my career. One of the most exciting parts about my job is that I get to go out and experience new things in the area and take people with me. Another cool aspect of my job is that I've learned many different life skills, using all kinds of new technology, and social media.  While I've chosen a career path that God has led me to, that doesn't mean my life is mine to control.  If you're like me, you realize that most of our life is out of our control. My hope is that I'll get to share some of the things that I've learned that make the controllable parts of life for you, easier. So, when the uncontrollable aspects of life seem to weigh you down, you aren't already stressed out with aspects you have control over. 

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Doin’ What It Takes?

DFWdad:  Doin' What It Takes?

What's going on? I don't know about you, but I live in north Texas, and it's been 105 degrees outside for 3 days straight. I gotta mention that because it's on my mind as I sit here in my 85 degree office this Monday afternoon.  "Monday" has a whole different meaning for me than for most working dads. Monday is my "day off." If you didn't know, I am a full-time youth minister for a church, so I get to pick my "day off." Why the quotes you may ask? That's because a "day off" with 3 children is a mirage. A "day off" with a 6, 4, and 1 year old, and 105 degree heat outside, is like being trapped in the book Lord of the Flies. It's like being a tiny salmon swimming up the Colorado river, with 3 bears clawing at you. Naw…not that bad. But I "escaped" from the island when mommy got home, so I could get this first post done. Hence, the tag line of the blog, "doin' what it takes."

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