Once upon a time, our culture respected fathers and held them in high regard. And rightly so. Dads were role models. They invested in their boys, teaching them how to use hammers and saws, so they could help patch fences and build new barns. They taught their boys how to become men and were living examples for their daughters of how a real man should behave.
Once upon a time, children spent so much time with their dads that life’s values were naturally transferred from one generation to the next.
Fatherhood still works the same way. Dads model what true manhood is really about by pouring their lives into their sons.
Although life sometimes demands a nose-to-the-grindstone mentality from us that necessarily directs our attention outside the home, intense focus can easily become tunnel vision, and our focus on our children becomes … well, out of focus.
We’re offering tips to sharpen your focus and to prepare him for adulthood by investing in your son’s life on our Focus on the Family Broadcast “Important Conversations to Have with Your Son.”
Our guest is Steve Graves, founder of Coaching by Cornerstone, which advises business owners, executives, and young entrepreneurs. He’s also the author of 41 Deposits: Crucial Conversations for Fathers and Sons.
Steve shares how to:
Steve inspires dads to form tight bonds with their sons and to impart practical wisdom through intentional conversations. It’s not about being a perfect dad, but a godly influence in your son’s life. Join us for our conversation on your local radio station, online, on Apple Podcasts, via Google Podcasts, or take us with you on our free phone app.
We’ve also got a free parenting assessment for you at our website. It will quickly give you an overview of how your family is doing in several key areas and offer some suggestions on how you can improve the relationships in your home.
I’d also like to extend an invitation for you to become a special partner with us through our monthly “Friends of Focus on the Family” program. When you do, I’ll send you a copy of Steve’s book 41 Deposits: Crucial Conversations for Fathers and Sons as a way of saying thank you for touching others with the love of Christ. To make your pledge, or for more information, visit our website or call 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459).