A father’s job description – a partial list

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Men these are things to ask your wife and children to pray for you. Have the courage to ask your family to help hold you accountable for these things. 

•Love Christ first.

•By your sacrificial example encourage your wife to love Christ first.

•Love your wife so that she is confident you understand her deepest thoughts & moods.

•Love your wife by honoring her in the presence of your children.

•Love your wife by joyful sacrifice to enable her spiritual growth. Also love your wife by being sacrificially involved in the daily household needs.

•Love your wife by seeing her sins as opportunities to show the grace of God to her.

•By your sacrificial example encourage your children to love Christ first.

•Love your children by letting them know that you are incomplete without your wife.

•Love your children by learning to listen first and speak only words that are helpful and build up.

•Love your children by living out God’s word in front of them.

•Love your children by being a refuge for them.

•Love your children by knowing what they long for and what they fear..

•Love your family by using pleasant words to  promote instruction.

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.