Sunday, June 18, 2006

a man that doesn't spend time with his family, can never be a real man.

In honor of Father's Day and as an overflow of my research for my sermon on Proverbs 22:6, the following are some interesting quotes regarding that adventure known as "Parenting" ...

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
- Proverbs 22:6 (ESV)

Children are natural mimics: they act like their parents in spite of every attempt to teach them good manners.
- Unknown

Children seldom misquote you. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said.
- Unknown

To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while.
- Josh Billings

Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
- Robert Fulghum

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.
- Charles R. Swindoll

Teenagers are people who act like babies if they're not treated like adults.
- MAD Magazine

A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.
- Billy Graham

Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.
- Gloria Steinem

The guys who fear becoming fathers don't understand that fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man. The end product of child raising is not the child but the parent.
- Frank Pittman

Good, honest, hardheaded character is a function of the home. If the proper seed is sown there and properly nourished for a few years, it will not be easy for that plant to be uprooted.
- George A. Dorsey

When you teach your son, you teach your son's son.
- The Talmud

If your parents didn't have any children, there's a good chance that you won't have any.
- Clarence Day

A child, like your stomach, doesn't need all you can afford to give it.
- Frank A. Clark

The trouble with being a parent is that by the time you are experienced, you are unemployed.
- Unknown

In bringing up children, spend on them half as much money and twice as much time.
- Unknown

My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, "You're tearing up the grass." "We're not raising grass," Dad would reply. "We're raising boys."
- Harmon Killebrew

Do you spend time with your family? Good. Because a man that doesn't spend time with his family, can never be a real man.
- Vito Corrleone


At 19 June, 2006 07:46, Blogger James said...

A bunch of wonderful quotes related to fatherhood/parenting. But, the one that most caught my attention is this one:

"Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father."
- Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem, whose life has stood for "equal rights" for women, etc. Could it be that Ms. Steinem has been such a staunch feminist because she "suffered too little father"?

At 19 June, 2006 09:17, Blogger GUNNY said...

Yeah, I too found that one particularly interesting and very telling.

Something tells me there might have been some significant absentee father issues in her home, to which she responded with efforts to show that a father wasn't really a necessary commodity in a family.


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