Ok, my message in yesterday’s pre-Father’s Day article (click here to see it) was a bit strong, but surely it had to be said. There’s a huge epidemic of fatherlessness and deadbeat dads nowadays, and it is my hope that somehow, the tide can be turned.
My favorite scene from the movie Courageous is the last scene, where the main character gives a testimony of his journey of fatherhood and challenges the other men in the building to not just settle for being a "good enough" dad, but only settle for the best father they could be. May we all father like this guy did (btw, there's a spoiler in there):
If you haven’t seen the movie or bought the DVD yet, I strongly suggest you do so. EVERY dad should see Courageous. It’s one of the most convicting movies I’ve seen since, well, Fireproof.
Now then, since my pre Father’s Day blog was a bit on the strong side, for Father’s Day itself I’ll post something inspirational. Below is a radio broadcast of Focus On The Family, where the hosts recall their favorite listener-submitted stories of their appreciation for dads. Enjoy…and be inspired to be the best dads you can be!
You may want to check out the books below, as they were listed as the resources for that broadcast.
You can also check out other books I recommend for dads. Happy Father's Day, everyone!