In my case, I have the responsibility of raising two precious little kids. They really are amazing human beings and am I beyond honored to be their dad. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t wonder if I am being the best father and role model I can be.
I want my kids to grow up to be the greatest people that they can be and make an impact on the world. To do that, I have to make sure that I am teaching them and being the best example I can be.
Recently, I asked myself this question, what is the single greatest thing I can do for my children. After making a list of several ideas, I realized that there was one thing that was more important than any of the others.
Jackie Bledsoe recently wrote this and I totally agree. “There is one thing that a father can do that will provide the greatest impact on his children’s lives. The “Single Greatest Thing A Dad Can Do For His Children” is to love their mother. Plain and simple! No matter your relationship “status“, loving your child’s mom is the greatest thing you can do for them!”
There is so much truth in that small paragraph. How I love my wife will show my kids how to love and how to be loved. It will show them the importance of value and the importance of people. It will allow them to see how special their mother is. It will set in motion an example of love for them to follow for the rest of their lives.
I also love that Jackie adds in that it does not matter your relationship status. If you are no longer married, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t still teach your kids how to love their mother. I know that is a hard pill to swallow for some people but after working with teens for over 15 years I have seen so many hurt kids by the hatred that their parents show each other.
The greatest thing a dad can do for his children is to love their mother. Be intentional and make sure your kids see you living this out today.
How can you better love your spouse today?