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Why Do I Do What I Do?

Apr 24, 2012 / Fatherhood     

Why is it important for a dad to know his motives in raising his kids?  I’m Mark Merrill with today’s Family Minute.  As a leader in your home, motive is so important. If you don’t have good motives, you will make bad decisions for your children. Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” As a dad, I need to constantly ask myself, “Am I living my life to give or to get?” When it comes to my kids, I need to ask “Why am I making this decision?” “Is it best for my child long-term or just a short-term fix that’s convenient for me?” “Is this activity something my child will enjoy or just something I want to do?”  Know your motive for why you do what you do. Remember, your Family First.

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