After a busy day at work, Dad, you might be in no mood to come up with creative ways to show your family that you love them. But it’s crucial that you do so. Keep listening for some simple suggestions, on today’s Home School Heartbeat.
This week, we’re talking with Greg Vaughn of Letters from Dad. Greg, what are some practical suggestions for dads who want to deepen their relationship with their family?
Mike, what a privilege to answer that question. The practical ways of deepening your relationship—I can’t think of a more practical thing than for a father to take the thoughts that rock around in his mind and in his heart and putting them on paper. God left us a love letter called the Bible, and we believe so strongly that dads need to also leave this treasured reminder. Here’s a suggestion for you. Your child has a birthday, maybe there’s a graduation or Christmas or something special coming up, and you as dad are looking for that special gift. We have what’s called a “treasure box.” This, I’ve learned, that without a treasure chest for my treasures, I will surely lose my treasures. And so will your children. So we have created a gorgeous treasure box with a picture frame on the outside and the dads can take a picture of their daughter or their son, place it on top of the memory box, have their names engraved, and then deliver it to their children with a treasured letter inside. It says essentially, “Son, as I travel through my world, I want to leave you letters that communicate my trust, my feeling, my hope, and my love in you. You are a blessing.” Write those letters. Put it in a box, and it’ll be a treasure.
Greg, what a great idea. I really appreciate that. And until next time, I’m Mike Smith.