Sunday, June 10, 2012

25 Things a Dad Should Teach a Boy

You won’t want to miss Father’s Day weekend at Christian Life!  Our men’s ministry, Men of Valor, will be hosting two very special services.  Saturday’s service will be a showing of the hit movie, Courageous.  Sunday morning will include a message by Ted DiBiase, former professional wrestler, The Million Dollar Man.

To get us ready let me share with you 25 Things a Dad Should Teach a Boy from A Guide to Biblical Manhood by Randy Stinson and Dan Dumas.   

  • Speak in public — there's power in the spoken word
  • Read good books —leaders are readers
  • Play an instrument — especially because of the discipline required
  • Play individual, two-person and team sports
  • Build a fire
  • Camp out — pitch the tent, cook stuff over the fire, the whole thing
  • Carve a turkey
  • Light a grill
  • Jump start a car
  • Tie a knot — and a tie
  • Use basic tools —hammer, saw, wrench, screwdriver           
  • Paint a room — trim and all
  • Handle a gun and a knife — for safety, protection, sport and hunting
  • Skin an animal
  • Be a gentleman — open doors, stand when a woman approaches at dinner, etc.
  • Grow stuff — and not just a Chia pet
  • Iron a shirt — and do laundry and other work around the house in a manly way
  • Manage money — keep a balanced checkbook, show generosity, and learn basic saving and investing
  • Shake a hand — strong shake and look 'em in the eye
  • Give a man hug — skip the side hug, and go arms spread eagle with bold back slaps
  • Keep vows
  • Dress like a gentleman — appropriately to the occasion
  • Tip 
  • Serve others — shovel walks, help with heavy loads, etc.
  • Handle loss — sports and games in preparation for loss in work and relationships