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3 thoughts on “How Any Dad Can Hurt His Kids Without Even Knowing

  1. While this might be so for both fathers and mothers, it begs the question: What happens when a mother denies contact between a father and his children? Isn’t there something missing in the child’s development under these – all too common – circumstances?

    Likewise, the lack of male role models in education, and the increasing feminization of schools.

  2. Great information! Would like to use as sermon material on a youth day Sabbath (Saturday) theme when there are more parents present than young people/youth.

  3. You know, a good Dad will also teach their children that it is okay to set boundaries, to disagree, and to say “no” when needed.

    But, if the father is so insecure that he destroys and terrifies their child instead, making them feel like dirt every time they even frown at what the father says to them, they will begin to feel so insecure that they become afraid to say “no” to anyone. And since they never learn that it’s actually a good thing to set boundaries around their own heart and body, they attract the predators who sense and gravitate towards young, vulnerable souls like a wolf towards the wounded.

    I know, because I was one of them, and it took decades… and the wondrous discovery that King Jesus truly loves me… before I could heal and change, but only after terrible damage was done.

    Dads, teach them that they are precious and loved, even if they don’t always agree with you or others. Show them how to express their opinions while knowing that you have the final word. But, whatever you do, DON’T let them face a world without any concept of how to protect themselves or thinking they are not worth protecting!

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