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Two weeks ago, I shared an exercise I did 30 years ago from the book, “God’s Man in the Family” by Floyd McClung.  I hope you took the challenge and developed your own list.  If not, I strongly encourage you to go back and watch that video.

Today I share about two more of the priority areas for me as God’s man in my family. . .that we would love the gift of family and have fun!

For these two priorities my best role model has been my wife Kristy.  A love for family and fun flows from her.

Some of us may not have had good examples of what a healthy family is or how a Godly husband lives.  However, that is not an excuse.  As God’s man in the family we must step up and take initiative to seek out wisdom on how to develop and grow in these areas.

“Husband” is related to a gardening term.  One of the definitions in Webster’s 1828 dictionary is, “A farmer; a cultivator; a tiller of the ground.”  Being a good husband involves a nurturing, hands on process.    As men, we are compelled to connect with our wives at a heart level and to encourage and build them up.  A healthy marriage was God’s original design for healthy parenting.  However, He can redeem any situation and partner with us in our parenting in poor marriages and in single parenting situations.

One great way to connect is having fun together.  Fun is a gift.  Play is a gift.  In a world where you are a slave your master is focused on work, not play or fun.   Many of us have that mentality towards God. . .that we are only His servants.  God wants us to model the truth that the Gospel sets us free. . .that we can have fun in the midst of hardship, trials, and challenges.

This week ask yourself, “What is one thing I can do to help my family have fun?”  Then go do it!

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Bob Swank

About 15 years ago our heavenly Father began encouraging me in my role as His son and out of that in my role as a father, both biologically and spiritually. Through multiple encounters on my journey God has revealed His heart as my Father and affirmed my sonship in Him. Out of this has come His call to fully embrace who He has created me to be as a father and to share that with others.

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