Father’s Day; it is the one day each year that we honor fathers, a day to tell dad just how much he means to us. But, it is a shame that over 24 million kids, one in three children, growing up in the United States today, have no father present in the household to honor. In this podcast, Tony discusses the Father crisis in America.
Quote: People “look at a child in need, in poverty or failing in school, and ask, ‘What can we do to help?’ But what we do is ask, ‘Why does that child need help in the first place?’ And the answer is often it’s because [the child lacks] a responsible and involved father.” –Vincent DeCaro
Tony’s Prayer: Heavenly Father,
…Help me to become a better father.
…Make the way I treat their mother be a model for their future relationships.
…May I find quality time to spend with my children and understand that “any time” is better than waiting for the “right time.”
…May I nurture and guide my children, passing along my faith by making God, church, and service to others, a priority.
…Lord, give me the ability to provide for my wife and children and protect them for any harm.
…And, may my kids look at me as a shining example of God’s love, that one day they will say, “I want to be just like dad!”
Reflections: How do your kids view your relationship with their mother? What do you think of Tony’s comment that kids spell father T-I-M-E? Do you view yourself as a role model?