Thursday, June 17, 2010

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful for a husband who is a true father to his children.
I did not have this growing up, my own father will freely admit this.
So my husband has shown me in many ways what a good father is.

Studies have shown that having a good relationship with ones father is paramount to success and confidence in individulas lives. Children with good fathers, handle stress better, interact with peers better and have an over all better quality of life.

Focus On The Family had a wonderful radio program on fathering intitled "Being a Champion to your Wife and Kids" by Josh McDowell, explaining very interesting statistics how much we need a fathers love. If you have time, I would highly encourage you to listen!

He states:

"If the very heart of a child does not believe that their daddy loves them, they will walk away from your truth.

All scientific research shows that a baby's brain is wired to connect through relationships, not emotionally, not spiritually, but physically. Children need cuddled and loved through affection.

What encourages a child to believe? Relationships"

Incidently there is a study that shows that children who were born via the anonymous sperm donor methed suffer. Why? Because there is no relationship.

Today I am thankful for a huband who is also a father!


  1. This is a very inspirational, Thankful Thursday post! You are very smart, and I am sure you do have a lot to say, and that you are an awesome Mom. I'm now following your blog on purpose! Have a great evening and weekend! I pray that you and your husband are back in the full time, paid ministry, soon.

  2. Cute video...sweet post...hope your hubby has a happy Father's Day!

  3. I have one of those husbands, too! I know both you and I are blessed!

  4. What a wonderful tribute! Happy Thankful Thursday and a very Happy Father's Day :)

  5. I LOVE this post! I LOVE that video! I listened to a focus on the family thing on dads yesterday and they were saying these same things. So important!! =) Have a great weekend!!!

  6. Crystal, these are such excellent truths to share, and I can say I've seen this in my own life and in those around me. Yes, you are right to be thankful for your hubby. Me too!

    So glad to have you stopping by this week at Come Have a Peace to comment on the modesty discussion. With 5 kiddos, you will have lots of opportunity to deal with that topic. So glad God gives us His Word and wisdom to know which way to go and how to navigate life in our world.

    Blessings to you for a great Father's Day weekend,


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