I’ve tried to model racial reconciliation and unity and diversity in front of my daughters. And I know that’s impacted their relationships… Maybe that’s one sign that I’m modeling something well in front of my kids, that they see my intentionality showing reconciled, beloved community in front of them. And so that’s one way we can be a sneak preview of Heaven is in our relationships… allowing our kids to see that we’re intentional about cross-cultural relationships.
“Anything lasting, anything of eternal value, anything of substance, we can’t do without Him. But as far as the big picture….we parent out of relationship – our relationship with God and our relationship with our kids and life, it’s a rhythm, and God designed it that way.”
Malachi 4:6 – He will turn the hearts of the fathers toward their children and the hearts of children to their fathers.
“Parenting is a series of 2000 conversations and I say 2000, I’m making up that number, but it’s actually not just 2000 conversations. It’s 2000 conversations, demonstrations and impartations.”
We want to see a generation of dads who are builders, who are saying with intentionality and focus with their time, with their money, with their passions. I’m going to build a family. I’m going to build towards having a heart connection with my kids. I’m going to build, in a direction that glorifies the Lord.
Ted Lowe is a speaker, an author, and the director of MarriedPeople, the marriage division at The reThink Group (also known as Orange), a non-profit organization devoted to influencing those who influence the next generation.
Aaron Smith was one of the founders of Venture, now living full time in Thailand as a missionary with his wife and nine year old and thirteen year old kids. He has a passion to resource dads both in Thailand and the US.