Thursday, March 14, 2013

50 Reasons My Son Needs His Dad


The Generations
From left to right: Jonathan {Daddy}, David {Son}, Pepe {Great Grandfather}, Don {Grandfather}

I've been thinking lately how truly blessed I am to not only have an amazing husband but that he is also a great father. Today, family's are defined differently and separate from the Word of God. Some young men feel they can do as they please without worrying about consequences or their responsibility. I personally have witnessed loved ones get wrapped up in some charming guy's arms, get pregnant and then dumped like yesterday's dirty diapers. This is not how God intended the family unit to begin. And that is not what those beautiful ladies deserve.

The neglected young woman then has to try and play both mother AND father, while also struggling to figure out who she is all the while working a full time job and even sometimes continuing her education. I'm not here to boast. I am not here to "rub it in you face." I am here to say that Jesus loves you and sees you. Hold on, it will get better!

It is too easy for me to sit in my comfortable home and complain about things that some other ladies dream about. It becomes normal, to have a man that actually WANTS to be there for his wife and son. I become selfish and caught up in my blessings. It is in these moments that I need to step back and analyze what God has given me. A beautiful life and a wonderful opportunity. To have the opportunity to raise a son with moral standards and honest intentions. We {my husband and I} are a team and can teach our son to respect a woman's heart and body.

As a mother, it is easy to see what my son needs from me. To be nurtured. To be fed. To be a godly example of a wife/mother. But as much as my son needs me, I feel he needs daddy more! As I pondered why, these reasons popped into my mind. I then showed my husband and he was pleased. Feel free to share and comment if you are led to. I hope this encourages your heart and uplifts your spirit.




  1.  He needs dad to bond with
  2. He needs dad to play
  3. He needs dad to teach him how to fix things
  4. He needs dad to make mud pies with
  5. He needs dad to help him develop his personality
  6. He needs dad to teach him how to DO things
  7. He needs dad to teach him to think
  8. He needs dad to help him grow
  9. He needs dad to share laughs
  10. He needs dad to teach him bowling
  11. He needs dad to teach him to take chances
  12. He needs dad to learn to tackle his fears
  13. He needs dad to encourage taking risks
  14. He needs dad's life experiences
  15. He needs dad to run with
  16. He needs dad jump with
  17. He needs dad to explore with
  18. He needs dad to listen when he's hurting
  19. He needs dad to speak to his heart
  20. He needs dad to cry with
  21. He needs dad to teach him good work ethics
  22. He needs dad to learn that men make mistake too, and it's okay
  23. He needs dad to know he isn't alone
  24. He needs dad as a buddy
  25. He needs dad to share goals and dreams with
  26. He needs dad's practical approach
  27. He needs dad to dig with
  28. He needs dad to fish with {though mommy will happily be there :)}
  29. He needs dad to go on trips with
  30. He needs dad to make memories with him
  31. He needs dad to teach him the value of money
  32. He needs dad to make mom crazy{er}
  33. He needs dad to encourage him
  34. He needs dad to lean on
  35. He needs dad to swim with
  36. He needs dad to go on the boat with
  37. He needs dad to have awesome summers
  38. He needs dad to teach him wiffleball
  39. He needs dad to love life with
  40. He needs dad to believe in him
  41. He needs dad to climb trees with him
  42. He needs dad to be on his side
  43. He needs dad to cheer him on
  44. He needs dad to say he is proud of him
  45. He needs dad to go hiking with
  46. He needs dad to show him true integrity
  47. He needs dad to answer his questions
  48. He needs dad to teach him how to drive
  49. He needs dad to feel secure
  50. He needs dad to see that not all men are the same  
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