One thing that I can’t write about at the moment is time management. At the moment my time is managing me. My reading has been fairly sporadic and as a result I feel that I have had very little to say.
But, I did have a chance recently to hear on the radio an interesting comment on relationships and in particular the importance of a father, daughter relationship. There is undeniable evidence backed by solid research that the sort of relationship a father has with their kids impacts on the child’s future.
One of the things that stood out to me was the role a father has in their daughter’s life. I guess having three daughters and realising that more than likely in the future that one day they are going to be married made me very aware that the sort of relationship that I have with them now will prepare them to meet the right guy in the future.
What do I try to do to make sure that this happens:
– I try to spend time with them and ask them about their day.
– I pray with them every day.
– I listen to them
– I play with them
– I laugh with them
– I love their mother
– I am completely faithful to their mother
– I set boundaries for their behaviour
It was also mentioned that it is not the family structure that matters but the quality of the relationships within that structure. The premise is that the structure serves the relationships and not the other way around.
In saying this I realise that I am not the perfect father and I acknowledge that I am not always the perfect husband but I take seriously my role as a father.