Communication | Devotions with Dad

New Year’s

For DAD Only:

What’s the Good Word?

“You idiot! Can’t you get anything right?”

Does that sound like a drill sergeant? A control-freak boss? How about an exasperated dad? Words can wound like war shrapnel. Not only have you and I experienced destructive words, we’ve said them.

I still remember losing my cool with that bill collector about a decade ago. He kept calling, trying to get me to pay a bill I didn’t owe. After I unloaded both barrels of my opinion on him, I looked up to see my wife’s jaw drop.

Of course, we dads never let … → Read More: New Year’s

Valentine’s Day

For DAD Only:

Love Gives Itself

Her dad hit her with a piece of metal. The teacher saw the mark. Dad had to leave the home.

But Dad loves his daughter. We discover this as we observe him weeping before his counselor. He bemoans the separation, expressing the guilt he feels, the heartbreak. He wishes he could have communicated his love better. He wanted the best for his family. He wanted his girl to have a clean room. He wanted her to be safe. He wanted her to live without shame. He didn’t want her to get pregnant in high … → Read More: Valentine’s Day