The Dad Page...

I've Been Watching You.... by Rodney Atkins
Many great articles for husbands and fathers at No Greater Joy...Click here
How can a mom encourage her husband to participate more with the family without nagging?... 
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Bible Verses About Dads...


Psalm 103:13 
As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him

Proverbs 3:11-12 
My son, do not despise the LORD's discipline 
and do not resent his rebuke, 
because the LORD disciplines those he loves, 
as a father the son he delights in.

Proverbs 23:22 
Listen to your father, who gave you life, 
and do not despise your mother when she is old.

Proverbs 23:24 
The father of a righteous man has great joy; 
he who has a wise son delights in him.

Ephesians 6:4 
Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

Is your husband the head of your home?... or is it more like this?...
Links for Fathers.....

The importance of Fathers....articles about why fathers are important
Father/Daughter Relationship Crucial in Puberty......why this is so important

Quotes about dads...

"My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it."

~ Clarence Budington Kelland~




Pre~Puberty
In the early stages of life there is a strong father/son bond.  The son wants to be like his dad.  His dad is the strongest person to him.  "My dad can beat up your dad!"....
A father helps the son separate from the mother in a healthy way so as not to become too dependant.  Sons are also learning how to treat women by the way his father treats his mother.  If a father is too passive, overly strict, or absent it causes trouble in his relationship with mom.
Puberty
The primary focus of the child transfers to the opposite~sexed parent during puberty.  Daughter learns by how father treats mother.  She learns her value and feels pretty based upon how her father shows her attention.  This relationship must stay completely non~sexual.  What a father gives or doesn't give his daughter affects what she expects from men later in life.  Done correctly he provides her with security, guidance, and stability.
wounded Father/Daughter relationships... what happens when girls grow up with wounds from their past... how does it affect their mate selection...