Episode 9 Fear-based assumptions can lead to a parent-child relationship of pain, drama and heartache for all involved. As fathers we often lash out at our kids in order to protect them from the unknown, or to prevent them from getting involved with something that we don't understand but are afraid to admit it.
In this episode let's explore another way to approach fatherhood in 2023.
1. What does it mean for a father to actively listen to his children and not assume he knows everything? 2. How can fathers instill fear of God and not fear of the world in their daughters? 3. What is the importance of self-control, communication, and emotional connection in fatherhood?
As a father of nine, I have come to understand that assumptions about my children, myself, my family, and even my manhood can lead to pain, drama and headaches.
I know that I cannot assume that one conversation is enough to teach my children, and I must actively listen and show them love and support. I must also be mindful that although I have experience, it does not make me an expert on my children's lives.
I must be adaptable and have self-control, knowing that what I say will affect my children. I strive to speak life, prosperity, liberty, and innate spirit, teaching my children to be secure in themselves, and to be prepared and have the tools needed to protect themselves.