A Dad’s Job Description – a partial list

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  • Love Christ first
  • By his sacrificial example encourage his wife to love Christ first
  • Love his wife so that she is confident he understands her deepest thoughts & moods
  • Love his wife by honoring her before their children
  • Love his wife by joyful sacrifice to enable her spiritual growth
  • Love his wife by seeing her sins as opportunities to show the grace of God to her
  • By his sacrificial example encourage his children to love Christ first
  • Love his children by letting them know that he is incomplete without his wife
  • Love his children by learning to listen first and speak only when necessary
  • Love his children by living out God’s word in front of them
  • Love his children by being a refuge for them
  • Love his children by knowing what they long for and what they fear
  • Love his family by remembering that pleasant words promote instruction


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Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.