Gregory E Lang has written several books about family relationships. I have two of his books, and this is the second post in this mini-series about fatherhood. I posted a some of my favorite points from Why A Son Needs A Dad a few days ago. You can check out that post here. You can purchase both Why A Son Needs A Dad, and Why A Daughter Needs A Dad from Amazon.com.
Here are a few of my favorite entries from Why A Daughter Needs A Dad.
A daughter needs a dad:
- To teach her that her value as a person is more than the way she looks.
- Who will always have time to give her hugs and kisses.
- Who will never think she is too old to need him.
- So she will know what it is like to be somebody’s favorite.
- To answer the questions that keep her awake at night.
- To be the safe spot she can always turn to.
- To show her how it feels to be loved unselfishly.
- To be the standard against which she will judge all men.
- Who will influence her life even when he isn’t with her.
- To teach her the meaning of integrity, and how to avoid the crooked path.
- So that she will have at least one hero who will not let her down.
- To tuck her in at night.
- To teach her what it means to always be there.
- To help her try again whenever she fails.
- So that when no one else is there for her, she can close her eyes and see him.
- To hold her as she cries.
- To carry her just because she wants to be carried.
- To set a moral standard for her.
- Who teaches her she is important by stopping what he is doing to watch her.
- To remind her of the comfort of being held near and feeling secure.
- To build a loving house of a foundation of wisdom and understanding.
- To teach her the importance of being a lady.
- Who gives her refuge in a home secured with faith.
- To teach her the joy of serving others.
- To calm her when she is stressed by her challenges.
- To teach her how things work.
- To fix her favorite things.
- To teach her how to fix things for herself.
- To tell her all she needs to know about boys.
- To teach her how to recognize a gentleman.
- To stand with her on the day she marries the man she hopes will be just like her father.
- To help her become the best mother she can be.
- To help around the house so that her mother will have time to spend with her, too.
- Because without him she will have less than her life deserves.
There are a lot more great reminders in this book than just these. These are the ones that stood out to me. Just like I found in Why A Son Needs A Dad, some of them stood out because my daughters need that truth. Others stood out because I need it.
These little books are filled with short, simple concepts; but the truth hidden inside is profound.
What about you? What truths do you need reminded of occasionally (or frequently)? Why does your daughter need a dad? Why do you (or why does your wife) need a dad?
List them out in the comments. I want to hear your thoughts on this.
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