Wednesday, June 01, 2005

You Have What It Takes

"You Have What It Takes" is written by John Eldridge. This is a great 52 page, easy read (my kind of book). In this short book, Eldridge hits a couple of key points about "What Every Father Needs to Know." What is the question that your little girl is asking you? What is the question that your little boy is asking you? Only Dad can answer these questions and have the potential to become the most powerful person in his child's life. What are the questions? --Every boy wants to be a hero. He wants to be powerful, he wants to be dangerous, he wants to know...Do I have what it takes? Every girl wants to believe that she is captivating, worth fighting for. She wants to know...Am I lovely? I think that Eldridge has hit the nail on the head here. What happens to boys and girls when these questions aren't answered? I think they automatically assume No. So, they go out and find the answer they need from someone other than their Father. This could lead to some interesting ways of life and some heavy consequences to deal with later. One great thing is that whether or not we grew up without a Father, our Father in Heaven loves us more than we can imagine. He is just waiting for us to say yes to Him. Thanks, Doug, for recommending this book to me. It has been a great help!

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