Father’s Day Contest

Father’s Day is a special occasion when we take a moment to honor and appreciate the incredible influence dads have on their children’s lives. At the National Center for Biblical Parenting, we believe that parenting is not just a duty but also a heartfelt commitment.

In anticipation of this meaningful celebration, we invite you to share something special about your own father, highlighting the positive impact he has had on your life. By participating, you’ll also have a chance to win a copy of our book, Parenting is Heart Work.

Scott is on the top left of his dad

So, let’s take this opportunity to express our gratitude and acknowledge the profound lessons our fathers have imparted.

As I reflect on my own father, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the invaluable lessons he taught me about spiritual leadership. From an early age, he instilled in me the importance of serving the Lord with my whole heart. Through his guidance, I learned the significance of dedicating myself to something greater than personal achievements.

One of the most remarkable ways my father encouraged my spiritual growth was by helping me memorize over 200 Bible verses during my preschool years and around 1500 verses by the time I turned 18. This foundation in God’s Word became a compass for my life and continues to guide me in my journey.

Each badge represented scripture memorized

Moreover, my dad actively provided opportunities for me to serve within our church community. He understood the transformative power of involvement in God’s church, and by giving me these chances, he allowed my love for the church to flourish. I am forever grateful for the spiritual nourishment and personal growth that stemmed from these experiences.

One particular memory stands out in my mind, demonstrating my father’s unwavering support for my aspirations. I recall a time when he encouraged me to work with the third-grade Sunday school class, even though it meant missing out on my usual youth group activities. Some of the youth leaders were disappointed, but my father stood by my decision and allowed me to lead. This act of trust and encouragement instilled in me a sense of confidence, teaching me the importance of taking risks and stepping into leadership roles.

Father’s Day is a time for us to express our appreciation for the love, guidance, and sacrifice of our fathers. It’s an opportunity to reflect on the life lessons they have given us, the values they have instilled, and the positive impact they continue to have.

Now, it’s your turn to share! We invite you to join us in celebrating your dad by sharing something special about him in the comments section of our blog post or in our Facebook group. By participating, you’ll have the chance to win a copy of our book, “Parenting is Heart Work.” Feel free to share in both places for an increased chance to win.

This Father’s Day, let us come together as a community to celebrate the influential role of fathers and the lasting impressions they leave on our lives. By sharing our heartfelt tributes and expressing our gratitude, we not only honor our own dads but also inspire others to cherish the unique bonds they have with their fathers. Join us in this meaningful journey of reflection and appreciation as we recognize the extraordinary impact of fatherhood.

What special memory stands out about your dad?

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  1. Amanda
    Amanda says:

    My dad took us camping every summer and I still remember singing songs the whole way there in the truck. They took us to Disneyland one year, but we preferred the camping trips as better.

  2. Ben Markley
    Ben Markley says:

    My dad was a man of many avenues. He set out to teach me the art of caring & loving others. He began by teaching me of his love for me, then he went on from their by showing love through helping others in many ways, fixing needed household repairs, by being a good listener, by complimenting people wherever he went, he did this even when in the middle of altzeimers.
    He taught SS, led singing, youth leader, supplied the pulpit for churches, directed CEF good news clubs in Jasper County. He taught us as a family to serve the Lord in many avenues, traveling throughtout the Ozark mountains by helping start churches in grange halls in harmony with Village Missions.
    He walked me through the many hardships in my youth, he personally taught me through the book of proverbs, and many other ways. In my adult years he became my friend in over 40 years of ministry as youth pastor 15 years and then Sr. Pastor for the next 20 years.
    His death became one of my greatest losses, due to his encouraging conversations, laughter, and a varied view point. I truly miss our many conversations of the years we had together. I am truly indebted to him for introducing me to Christ, and then walking on this journey of life with me joining him on our Gracious Heavenly Father.

  3. Raquel Powell
    Raquel Powell says:

    My dad was a very lost man in my upbringing, but shortly after parents got a divorce, the Lord got a hold of him! Praise Jesus. I remember that through it all he never gave up on his relationship with us. My Dad was always the day that fought hard to sacrifice and find time with us , SPECIALLY after he came to know Jesus. Today he is a sweet elderly man that loves the Lord and Loves his family. I thankful for the man I got to watch father become and today he loves me an my sweet babies and husband very well.


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