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How to build Dad into a hero

Sunday, June 19, 2016, 7:18 am | Randy Thomasson

Let’s face it. Men in America have been dragged down by fatherlessness (no role model), feminism (no respect), and media ridicule (no worth). All these voices say, “I don’t believe in you” — leaving boys and men uninspired, hurt, depressed, and debilitated.

So please — build up Dad on Father’s Day and every day. Whether you’re his wife or children, sincerely tell him, “I appreciate you, I believe in you, and I respect you.” Your encouraging words will boost him inwardly more than any gift or experience!

Wives, read this eye-opening article: Release the hero in your husband

“In Ephesians 5:33,” Eggerichs says, “God invites every married couple to make a conscious decision about how they appear to the other. A wife can feel unloved, but appear disrespectful; a husband can feel disrespected but appear unloving. This is why things get crazy! Our negative appearances work against us. God’s Word protects us from that mistake.” He continues, “Really, all you have to do is learn this crazy cycle, and when you see the spirit of your spouse deflate, trust . . . that you’ve said something that appears unloving or disrespectful. Then go back and say, ‘Did I come across as unloving/disrespectful? I’m sorry, will you forgive me?’ That works almost every time.”
Bringing New Life to Your Marriage / “Love & Respect” by Emerson and Sarah Eggerichs

You can’t redefine the family

Friday, October 23, 2015, 11:28 am | Randy Thomasson

You can’t redefine the family.

A married father, mother, and their children is God’s institution. The self-evident truth is this natural, biological design is ideal for the benefit of children.


Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain,

and said, “I have acquired a man from the Lord.”
Genesis 4:1

And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”
Jesus Christ in Matthew 19:4-6

The most important thing for parents

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 2:47 pm | Randy Thomasson


Every parent wants to think of themselves as a “good parent.”

But “good” is a result, not merely an intention. Because, most of the time, virtuous adults come from good parents who do good training of their children’s minds and bodies, and good ministry to their children’s hearts and souls. This is where great-character adults come from!

And think about this — we’re all going to die. Then the only people alive will be the children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren of those who are gone. Ask yourself, “What kind of adults are we shaping in our children?” What we do and say here answers the other question, “What kind of world will we leave our children?”

For the principled parent, all this means purposefully, lovingly, courageously, and consistently training your child’s character. It means having the goal of building a better adult that you are. Because this is the key way to make society better. Think about that!

To help parents to prioritize shaping their children’s character, SaveCalifornia.com has put together these top picks for humble dads and moms.

Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6 NKJV