“And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children….”

—Deuteronomy 6:6-7

As you might imagine, over the years many men have expressed to me their concerns about being a good father. They’ve said things like, “It’s too late for me. I didn’t have a good dad and I don’t know how to be one.”

To these men I say, “It’s not too late! You can get on track and become a hero to your kids.” I absolutely know it’s possible because I’ve seen it happen with my own eyes.

You see, your kids don’t need you to be perfect, but they do need you to be present and engaged, to be a godly man who shows them love, and to invest yourself and your time in them.

It’s a myth to say that you spend brief but quality time with your kids. That might make you feel better, but it doesn’t accomplish in your children’s lives what God needs you to accomplish.

Please hear me – this is so important. There is no substitute for “you” in the lives of your children. You can’t just delegate spiritual nurture to their mother and call it done.

Show and tell your children that you love them. Live your faith in front of them. Be godly and consistent and you’ll be on your way to being your kids’ hero!

IT’S A MYTH TO SAY YOU SPEND BRIEF BUT QUALITY TIME WITH YOUR KIDS.