What makes a father more than “good enough”? How can you be a father who is great?
Dads, start by making a list of your priorities. What is the first item on your list? Is it your relationship with God? That is an amazing start. If the next item is your family, you are on a roll. If you are married, your relationship with your wife needs to be strong, or it will affect your relationship with your children as well. If your marriage is sinking in quicksand, here are some tips on how to put conflict to rest. If your marriage is on solid ground, here are 10 compliments to give your wife to keep it that way.
So to be a great father, your kids should really be your third priority, after your relationship with God and your wife. But your children are extremely important, of course. Start by making a commitment to spend more time with your children. Remember, T-I-M-E is how your kids spell love. So schedule one-on-one time with each of your children at least once a week. Go paint pottery with your daughter. Take your son to the batting cages or just toss the ball in the backyard. Take a bike ride. The point is to get to know each other! You will find your kids are some of the most fascinating people in your life, and worth prioritizing.