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Fathers in the Bible - a Christian perspective
Just as children are expected to respect their fathers, fathers are instructed not to frustrate their children, but to raise them in a godly and gentle way.
Avoid Spankings - #2549
You will ultimately submit to God's way sooner or later, after a little pain, or a lot of pain. Now, take advantage of my friend's scientific thinking, why not eliminate any more pain? Why not do what God said to do, now! It's the road you were made for anyway. Is your way really worth all this pain?
4-D Glasses - #2501
You're not looking at just your circumstances, you're looking for your Lord at work, in your phone call, in an accident that was avoided, in a word of encouragement, there's the Lord in that little child, there He is speaking through that powerful storm, in the geese going by overhead, through some unanticipated help in your life. You find yourself thanking God often throughout the day, and you lose the complaining.
A Daddy, Not A Bear - #3729
All God's anger and punishment for all your sin fell on Jesus. What He's offering you this day is not condemnation, but forgiveness, not anger but love, not hell but heaven! It's all yours for the receiving - if you'll open up the one love you can totally trust.
Security Checks for Families - #5827
A selfish husband, a defiant wife, a rebellious child, a frustrating parent: they each bring things onto your family's flight that can bring it down. But we each can do our part to make our home a safe place to be, where people are built up, not torn down. We each have a position to play to bring love and encouragement and respect to the other members of our family whether they're doing it or not. Be sure you're not bringing things aboard that can hijack your family's happiness.
When It Hurts to Copy Your Father - #5751
There are things our father and mother did, things they said, that we were determined not to repeat when we had kids. Well, so much for that good intention. All too often, the longer we live, the more we sound like or act like our father or mother in ways that we never wanted to repeat. We know how much those things hurt us, and in spite of ourselves, they are now hurting our children: that same temper, that same critical spirit, that same manipulating, guilt tripping, harsh words, withdrawal or selfishness.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Why Always Right is Wrong - #5672
Someone who insists on always being right loses the very respect they're trying to maintain. A healthy human being doesn't care who was right, they only care about what is right.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Finding the Father You've Missed - #5001
Tragically, so many people have gone to the door looking for a real father, and no one was there. Or the man who was there hardly lived up to that word "father." We live in a world where more and more people are living with a "daddy deficit" down deep in their heart because of the father they needed but never had.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Pilot Strike Mess - #5014
Behind so many rebellious children, behind so many resentful or dominant or negative women is a man who is not being a man. Not some chest-beating tyrant, but a real man like Jesus: taking moral leadership, involving God in every aspect of the family's life, being tender when it's time to be tender and firm when it's time to be firm, showing love and compassion and mercy, leading his family to God - to His love and His answers.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - How to be a Hero Where it Counts - #5072
You don't hammer them all the time with what's wrong with them. Believe me, they already know. What they need from their father is consistent praise for what's good about them; their personal strengths, their personal abilities, their positive qualities. If you can't see them, they never will. And a Dad who raises a child who feels like they're never good enough is no hero at all.