Contact and Connection – Keeps you strong!

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You may be the missing piece of the puzzle for someone else.
You could be the contact or the connection required to finish the puzzle.
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Contact and Connection with other dads

Do you realize the importance of having relationships with other dads? Contact and connection are necessary for supporting and strengthening dads. Yes, contact may be rough or even painful at times but it helps shape us into the dads created and purposed for us to be. A connection may take work and effort but it ensures that as dads we never feel alone or like we have nowhere to turn. So let’s choose to remain in contact and stay connected so that we can be the dads who are keeping strong!

Contact and Connection with our family

Firstly, to be the dads, we need to stay in contact and connected to our wives. Secondly, to be the dads, we need to stay in contact and connected to our kids. Thirdly, to be the dads, we need to stay in contact with our parents and extended family. Finally, to be the dads we need to be, requires that we are filled with love and strength from God and other days to help us press in and press on to be who God created, purposed, and is calling us to be!

Today’s Verse of the Day:

As iron sharpens iron,
So one man sharpens [and influences] another [through discussion].

Proverbs 27:17

Contact and Connection produce influence and discussion

As dads, we need to stay in contact and build connections with men so as to sharpen one another. Moreover, contact and connections will help us to create new things and refine the existing things between us. As a result, knicks and imperfections are removed through the sharpening process. Therefore, let us seize and hold tightly the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is reliable and trustworthy and faithful to His word; and let us consider thoughtfully how we may encourage one another to love and to do good deeds, not forsaking our meeting together [as believers for worship and instruction], as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more faithfully as you see the day of Christ’s return approaching.

Let’s consider how we can apply today’s verse of the day to be the dads God created, planned, and purposed for us to be.

Applying today’s verse of the day to be the dads:

This verse emphasizes the importance of positive and productive relationships with others.
  • Encourage open communication: Be open to discussing important topics with your children and listen carefully to their thoughts and opinions.
  • Foster positive relationships: Help your children build positive relationships with others, including family members, friends, and peers.
  • Lead by example: Show your children how to treat others with kindness, respect, and dignity by modeling those behaviors in your interactions with others.
  • Be supportive: Encourage your children to pursue their interests and passions, and support them in their goals and dreams.
  • Be a mentor: Help your children develop skills and abilities, and guide them on their journey to becoming successful adults.
  • Be available: Be there for your children when they need you, whether it’s to talk about a problem or to celebrate success.
  • Share wisdom: Share your experiences and knowledge with your children, and offer advice and guidance when appropriate.
  • Encourage growth: Help your children grow and develop by providing opportunities for learning, exploration, and self-discovery.
  • Build trust: Establish trust with your children by being honest, reliable, and consistent in your interactions with them.
  • Celebrate success: Celebrate your children’s successes, no matter how small they may be. Encourage them to keep striving for their goals and celebrate each milestone along the way. This will help them build self-confidence and a positive mindset toward their achievements.

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