“It was not his words, it was the silence of his voice, the way he was and is always there, ready to help and be a super hero without saying a word.” – Kris
What was the best advice your dad ever gave you?
We learn a lot about life from our dads. Whether it’s how to communicate successfully in our marriages, how to be fathers ourselves, or just some good practical advice on career or finances, dads share with us a special kind of wisdom.
Last month, to celebrate Father’s Day, brightpeak financial launched a campaign to collect the Best Dad Advice from around the U.S.
They challenged moms, dads, sisters and brothers to share with us the best advice they’ve ever received from their dads. The results were inspiring. Hundreds of entries poured in with advice on love, faith, money, parenting and facing adversity.
The submissions were insightful, smart and even humorous, but above all, they were inspirational.
brightpeak then compiled the best entries into the Best Dad Advice eBook.
CLICK HERE to download your free Best Dad Advice eBook and enter the iPad Air Giveaway!Check out a few excerpts from the book, below:
CHARACTER & VIRTUE
“It is better to be kind than correct. I use this to relate and connect with my kids on a daily basis.” – Mark
“Don’t take anything for granted, not even a glass of water.” – Deana
"Always be present to those around you.” – Seth
CONFLICT & ADVERSITY
“Wisdom is the ability to put your knowledge into proper action.” – David
“There is no such thing as luck. Luck is what you make for yourself by never quitting.” – Ron
“If one person calls you a donkey, ignore them. If two people call you a donkey, think about it. If three people call you a donkey, you probably are!”
“My dad has always told us kids to seek wise and Godly council before we
do anything. Even if it means having to wait a while for an answer. I’m very
grateful to God for giving my dad such a godly character!” – Caitlin
“My father’s best advice was to put God first in your life, then your family,
then others.” – Thomas
“Don’t let your gas go below ¼ tank in the winter.” – Gretchen
“When I was young and got hurt, my Dad would always tell me, ‘It’ll feel
better when it quits hurting.’” – Ron
“Don’t put shiny wheels on your car - someone will steal it.” - Jackie
“It all starts with a kiss – so be careful.” – Louise
“If there’s any doubt whatsoever about the man you’re gonna marry, then
he is not the right one for you. You will know without any doubts when you
meet the right man.” – Paul
“Don’t date a woman you wouldn’t marry.” – Mike
“The best thing a Dad can do for his kids is to love his wife. It reminds me that the kids are always listening and they learn from my actions.” – Mike
“Cars, houses and things can be replaced but years gone by can’t. Make time to play with your kids before they are too old to play.” – Anne
“The best and only advice my Dad gave me on raising my children was, ‘Be consistent.’” – Debra
If you would like to read the whole book, including sections on Money & Career, Decision Making, Attitude, Practical Life, Faith, Love, and Family, download the Best Dad Advice eBook below. You’ll also be entered to win a free iPad Air when you sign up!
CLICK HERE to download your free Best Dad Advice eBook and enter the iPad Air Giveaway!
Brightpeak financial is a division of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, a membership organization of Christians, created to help young Christian families build financial strength so they may live life with confidence and generosity. Learn more about brightpeak financial here.
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