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.
Children seldom misquote you. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said.
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.
In bringing up children, spend on them half as much money and twice as much time.
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