WEEK 2: Other Good Dads
July 14, 2016
The Ten Tools of Fatherhood: The Last Four Tools and “Special Situations”
OTHER GOOD DADS
There are no successful Lone Ranger dads – you the support of friends and older role models from whom you can learn. (p. 187)
2 Corinthians 6:14 – “Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?”
- What is meant by the statement that “there are no great ‘Lone Ranger’ dads (p. 188)?
- How would you describe a true friend?
It may not take a village to raise a child, but it does require teamwork of other caring and committed dads to help you become a “major league” dad yourself? Who are the men you spend the most time with right now?
Does the influence of this group contribute to or detract from your goal of becoming a better dad?
- How do men of strength and courage exude the qualities of competence, character and commitment?
- In addition to the members of your group, is there at least one male friend in your life who asks you honest questions about the issues covered in this book? If not, who could you ask to be that friend? Who could you be a friend to in that regard?
- In what areas of life do you need encouragement and accountability from a trusted male friend?
Other Additional Questions For Week 2
- Why is it a good idea to seek out an older dad as well as peer-age dads to help you? (Review the tips in the “Put It To Work Guide” on pages 196-197 when seeking out men to support you as a ather and friend.)
- How can the support of praying with other dads help you be a better dad? How prayer help you be accountable?