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10 Challenges Every Dad Must Conquer

DAY 3 OF 12

Day 3 Culture’s pulling your child away.

Accept your influence

Believe it or not, you are the most influential voice in the life of your child. It doesn’t always feel like that. When doors slam, or tears are shed, you won’t feel like a positive influence. But, I know this, the earlier I speak into their lives when it’s the loudest voice they hear, the better the chances are they’ll hear it in the future.

What you say to them now matters. What are you speaking into the lives of your children?

The fact is—how I respond leaves an impression on the hearts and minds of my children. This is true with how I respond to culture as well. If my first response to the things I disagree with is anger and shouting, then I would expect my children will begin to respond the same way. 

What I’ve learned is that I can lose my voice quicker the louder I respond.

I’m learning the truth of James 1:19 (CSB):

“My dearly loved brothers, understand this: everyone should be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger...”

We can’t battle the culture if we’re locked and loaded with hatred and disagreement. Our children can’t battle this culture if all we’re giving them is ammunition without an ounce of gentleness and respect. That said, it’s time for your voice to be louder than the voices fighting for their ears.

Here’s the good news: You don’t fight alone. Your children don’t fight alone. We are in this together. The culture has a lot to say, but so do we. We have a truth that has stood and will continue to stand for eternity. Do not be afraid to let your voice be heard in the ears of your children. The culture has an influence, don’t let it silence yours. 

What are you speaking into the lives of your children?


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10 Challenges Every Dad Must Conquer

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