JRF’s #18 – Pastor Dad by Mark Driscoll

What does our culture need today?  Here’s one answer:

“More than bigger governments, bigger schools, more free school lunches, more child therapists, more child medications, more daycares, more prisons, and more birth control, we need more godly men who raise their sons to be godly men who raise their sons to be godly men who raise their sons to be godly men (Ps. 78:5-8).”

In this short little book, Mark Driscoll uses select passages mostly from the book of Proverbs to call men to pursue the noble ministry of fatherhood.   As I am days away from meeting my first child, I hungrily ate up the practical wisdom distilled here.   Driscoll helped reinforce my conviction that fatherhood is a great honor, joy, and responsibility that has ramifications that go beyond my family and into eternity.

Here are a few nuggets:

“Lazy fathers are disobedient to God but want to have children who are obedient to them.”

“Before any father disciplines his children, he is commanded to delight in them” (re:Prov 3:11-12)

“When God shares his name with us, it is a sacred matter that we must take very seriously”

“Any man who allows his daughter to sin and be sinned against in the name of loving her knows little of God’s love.”

You can download this ebook free here

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A broken sinner saved by the gracious work of Jesus Christ. Husband to the greatest woman of all time. Seriously. Father of 2-4 children (we're in the process of adoption). Navy chaplain. I enjoy surfing, SCUBA, basketball, and exploring. I also like to read and write and want to get better at both.

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