For Father’s Only!
Next Sunday is Father’s Day. Instead of getting a gift – I’d like you to think about giving a gift to your family.
Just this past month, I met with a father of two, who made a series of sinful and stupid choices that unless God intervenes, will cost him his marriage. I asked him if he had ever set some boundaries in his life. The puzzled look on his face told me he was clueless.
I’ve never met a godly man or woman yet who hasn’t made some intentional decisions about moral or relational temptations they were bound to face in the future. In The 10 Second Rule I call them “pre-decisions”. Some of those pre-decisions involved setting boundaries for relationships, work or play that guard our hearts.
By the way, setting boundaries isn’t legalism. It’s only if I tell you which ones you must adopt, is it legalism. When you prayerfully set your own boundaries, the Bible calls it wisdom.
There is a free download on the Resources page of this site entitled Personal Boundaries for Men. To make accessing it easier, just click below and it’s yours.
Please consider adopting some of these boundaries for yourself, so that next Father’s Day, and every Father’s Day for the rest of your life, your wife and children will praise God for your life and witness. That beats getting a Father’s Day card and a dorky set of golf club covers, all day long. (Better yet – a godly man gets it all!)
Question: Once you’ve read these boundaries, do you have any of your own you’d like to share with us?
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