What Makes a Father Courageous

01.23.12 | Family Life | Comments[15]

In the movie "Courageous," we see dads who realize their role in the home is greater than they've been living up to.  They step up, and step out for God.  Listen to Family Life all this week to win "Courageous" on DVD, along with a movie soundtrack CD and a Resolution to sign and hang up.  We'll be asking our winners all week what they think makes a father courageous.  We'd love to have your opinion too.  Please share your thoughts by commenting below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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on 01.23.12 Jim from Attica commented

My father has shown what unconditional love is, specifically, and other attributes of God. He gave me a route to follow!

on 01.23.12 Robert from Sayre commented

One word...integrity.

on 01.24.12 Josh from Barton commented

When I was 15 years old, I was in a farming accident--I should have been dead. My Dad was right there with me holding my hand, talking with me, and keeping me going until the fire department came and cut the tractor off me. That took a lot of courage for him to be there and see everything going on.

on 01.24.12 Yvonne from Arkport commented

Unconditional love, modeling the Lord. I've been so blessed with my father, my father-in-law, my step father, my husband. Knowing the Lord is leading them. A dad that's willing to step up to the plate and let you have the shirt of their back.

on 01.25.12 Jody from Port Crane commented

One who is willing to support their family, guide and protect them and lead them in the path of righteousness.

on 01.26.12 Mary Beth from Sayre commented

My dad is a man who married a woman with four children. I don't think it gets more courageous than that!

on 01.26.12 Teresa from Binghamton commented

A Courageous Father is one who realizes that he's in God's hands and if he takes the responsibilities upon himself, that God's going to help him with those things.

on 01.26.12 Elizabeth from Berwick commented

I think a Courageous father is one who wants to see their family follow hard after God, and in doing so, they themselves are doing that.

on 01.26.12 Becky from Castile commented

A father that's not afraid to stand up for what's right!

on 01.27.12 Michael from Tyrone commented

My Dad portrayed courage in his willingness to raise us kids in the truth of the Lord.

on 01.27.12 Julie from Buffalo commented

With the Johnstown flood in the 70's my dad lost his job. He was the bread-winner. I never knew of the financial struggle for both my parents to raise the three of us. My dad took whatever little jobs he could to make ends meet.

on 01.27.12 Paula from Chaffee, NY commented

I believe... God tells me any Biblical man, person, brother who just walks in Faith. Basically, it's Jesus with skin on that makes a courageous father.

on 01.29.12 Diane commented

I know I'm late with the "courageous dad" thing but did want to let you know what I thought of when I was listening this week:
I remember TWO very specific times w/my dad: Once when the church he went to really put it to him and my mom. Including, but not limited to, selling the house that my parents lived in (church owned but parents cleaned church for rent) right out from under them and... announced the intentions in an open service and then asking my dad to repair a toilet at midnight before they moved. I got SO MAD but dad said "Pup, I'm not going to go down to their level, I'm not doing it for them, I am doing it for God" The other time was when he was in the Nursing home about 6 months before he passed and a man with a very foul mouth and off colored jokes told me that my dad "really believed in what he believed and wasn't afraid to show it" he told me how dad said "Sir, God didn't give me these ears to listen to that, if that is all you can talk about then you need to head on down the road." Just wanted to share.

on 02.25.12 Kristine M. Glendenning-Redsicker commented

I can't even begin to tell you how courageous my dad is. He has been a man of God since he was a very young man. He has truly loved the Lord with all his heart, mind and soul. He got married to my mom (who passed away) when they were 29 years old. They tried for several years to have children on their own but were unable to do so. Why? Because God had a plan, that was my sister and I. They adopted Shelly first and 15 months later me. Both of my parents were spirit filled Christians and my dad is almost 90 now and when you are around him you know he has walked with God. He has been my inspiration and has helped me with my desire to serve the Lord. I wish that everyone could have a father like mine. He could be found on his knees in prayer everyday before he went to work and has lead a life that could be an example for what it truly means to be a Christian. We have weathered good days and bad and not once has he questioned his love for God. I wish you could meet him because I know you would find a faith so amazing, that trusts completely in God and knows that someday we will see Jesus and he expresses his joy in that day when we will all be called home. Thank God for my dad, he lead the way not by words but example and I am proud to be his daughter and know that we have a future together in Christ when He returns.

on 02.25.12 Kristine M. Glendenning-Redsicker commented

I can't even begin to tell you how courageous my dad is. He has been a man of God since he was a very young man. He has truly loved the Lord with all his heart, mind and soul. He got married to my mom (who passed away) when they were 29 years old. They tried for several years to have children on their own but were unable to do so. Why? Because God had a plan, that was my sister and I. They adopted Shelly first and 15 months later me. Both of my parents were spirit filled Christians and my dad is almost 90 now and when you are around him you know he has walked with God. He has been my inspiration and has helped me with my desire to serve the Lord. I wish that everyone could have a father like mine. He could be found on his knees in prayer everyday before he went to work and has lead a life that could be an example for what it truly means to be a Christian. We have weathered good days and bad and not once has he questioned his love for God. I wish you could meet him because I know you would find a faith so amazing, that trusts completely in God and knows that someday we will see Jesus and he expresses his joy in that day when we will all be called home. Thank God for my dad, he lead the way not by words but example and I am proud to be his daughter and know that we have a future together in Christ when He returns.

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