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DadU: The Serious Business of Having Fun

One of the most often overlooked aspects of family life is the role that “fun” plays in fostering an environment conducive to the important work of parenting and discipleship. Joy, laughter, and memory making are not just the “extra-curricular” activities of parenting. They are essential components of healthy family life and evidence of the Spirit’s work in and through you. In this session of DadU, we explore how dads can take the lead in establishing “fun” as a core value of the family as well as why this is such an important aspect of our discipleship of our children. To view resources on this podcast, visit: https://www.watermark.org/message/7165

John McGeeFeb 4, 2020

Messages In This Series (24)
DadU: A Conversation about Discipline
Wes ButlerMar 3, 2020Dallas
DadU: The Serious Business of Having Fun
John McGeeFeb 4, 2020
DadU: Trusting the Heart of Your Father
Lance SiscoDec 10, 2019
DadU: Pray In Faith
Blake HolmesNov 12, 2019
DadU: Train Them Up - Our Role in the Spiritual Development of our Children
Wes ButlerOct 15, 2019
DadU: Tackling Your Greatest Parenting Challenge
Sep 10, 2019
DadU: Competitive Parenting - Moving from Comparison to Contentment
Braun BrownMay 14, 2019
DadU: Leading Your Family Through The Summer
Kyle KaiglerMay 7, 2019
DadU: Teach Us to Pray
Wes Butler, Jim WimberleyApr 9, 2019
Spiritual Disciplines for Yourself and Your Kids
Jeff ParkerApr 2, 2019
Podcast: Keeping Your Marriage a Priority
Wes ButlerApr 1, 2019
DadU: Parenting in Community
Rob BarryMar 5, 2019Plano
DadU: How Your Marriage Raises Your Kids
Scott KedershaMar 5, 2019
DadU: "It Takes a Village" - Keys to Parenting in Community
David LeventhalFeb 5, 2019
DadU: Disciplining for a Harvest of Righteousness
Bruce KendrickFeb 5, 2019Plano
DadU: Beyond Piggybanks & Allowances To Biblical Stewardship
Adam TarnowDec 11, 2018
DadU: Disciplining for a Harvest of Righteousness
Bruce KendrickNov 13, 2018
DadU: Technology’s Place in Today’s Family
Wes ButlerOct 16, 2018Plano
DadU: Raising Boys and Girls in a Gender Confused World
Wes ButlerOct 9, 2018
DadU: Competing for Time - The Role of Sports & Activities in Family Life
John McGeeSep 18, 2018
DadU: Technology's Place in Today's Family
Wes ButlerMay 1, 2018
DadU: Spiritual Disciplines - The Simplicity of Being a Great Dad
Kyle ThompsonApr 3, 2018
DadU: The Value of Trust - How to Build It, Break It, and Restore It
Dean Macfarlan, Mac MacfarlanMar 6, 2018
DadU
Todd WagnerFeb 6, 2018

Messages In This Series (24)

Continue to look for ways to intentionally foster fun, laughter, and joy in our families in a way that is in itself discipleship and lays the relational foundation for the "less-than-fun" discipleship moments that are sure to come. Josh McDowell many years ago said, "Rules without relationship leads to rebellion." This is an important truth that resonates with the character and nature of God Himself who, in the person of Jesus, was described as "full of grace and truth". Our attention to fostering an environment of joy and delight is an essential part of being an accurate representative of our Heavenly Father to our children.

CALL TO ACTION

We'd encourage you to try one new idea with your family that would create a fun memory for you all. It could be as simple as a game of hide and seek or as elaborate as planning a summer adventure. Spend time talking with your spouse considering how your family is doing in this area, celebrating what is going well and considering what may need to be better. Reach out to the guys in your community group to share your plan with them and ask for accountability.

RESOURCES
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