You Cannot Spell Father Without a H. A. T.
The three core principles on which The Furthering Fathering Corporation stands form the acronym HAT – Honor, Accountability and Training...
Fathering is a multi-faceted honor and men tend to compartmentalize. A family is a kingdom or micro-nation and fatherhood is ultimately government. Have you ever seen those shows where the small town mayor runs the general store, is the postmaster, the traffic judge, the football coach and the sheriff? And every time you need something he directs you to the other position and simply changes his hat? That is a picture of fathering. Dads wear many hats.
Fathering is a multi-faceted honor and men tend to compartmentalize. Hats represent compartments or roles, tasks and functions a father must operate in to be successful. Each role is an honor. Getting organized is important for a dad; however, paralysis of analysis is a byproduct of improper transfer of focus. As our honorable spiritual dad, Pastor A. R. Bernard says “Anything taken to the extreme is error”.
The bible says in Ecclesiastes 3:1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
Dad, We can win by wisdom, by discretion, by being intentional and by discernment so as to properly time our transitions from role to role, compartment to compartment, from hat to hat – especially where or kids are concerned. They are watching – observing was their first learning style since birth
Dad, how are you like the small town mayor?
List your responsibilities large and small to get a good picture of all you do and the hats you wear…Have you told your child about each role?
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