This Father’s Day, Be a Warrior Dad

[H]ere’s a fun video to share with all the warrior dad’s in your life this Father’s Day. We produced this little piece to remind father’s to get in there and yuck it up with their kids. In my twenty-one years of parenting, I have lost many a pillow fight! But one of the greatest privileges and joys in my life has been being a dad. I love raising my four kids with Krista, but as you know, parenting is not for cowards! On many a day, life is a battle and men truly need the heart of a warrior to take a stand for what’s right. This includes the humbling task of modeling what is true, good and right…even though we don’t always get it right. (Take it from this dad who knows…) If you’re a father, enjoy this coming Father’s Day in honor of you. Fight the battles worth fighting for. Stand for what is good. Lead and guide your children in a way that will make them want to be a loving, strong father just like you. And don’t forget, you don’t have to go it all alone. Look to God the Father to lead and guide you first. “The Lord is a warrior.” Exodus 15:3

One of the most remarkable qualities about my dad, Joseph Allen O’Connor, Jr. is that he has always managed to make spending time with his seven kids a high priority. Yes, growing up, my father had seven screaming kids! I have learned so many great things from his life: his love for God, his 50+ years of marriage to my mom, and his love for his children. Here’s to you dad! Happy Father’s Day!

Question #1 (For Dads only): What do you love about being a dad? When you look at your kids, what does being a dad teach you about your relationship with God?

Question #2 (For everyone): What is a favorite memory of being with your dad? What character qualities have you learned from him?

I’d love your comments and questions.

Please note: I reserve the right to delete comments that are offensive, snarky or off-topic.

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  • Joe O’Connor

    Joey,
    You are the all-time, all-American father!! I’m humbled by your devotion to your family.
    Love,
    Dad

    • http://www.joeyo.org/ Joey O’Connor

      Ha! Did you just find this? I think I forgot to send you the link! Hope you enjoyed the video…love you too Dad!