On Father’s Day, let’s give a huge thank-you to dads—something we don’t do enough. In the video “Fatherhood- WHAT WE DON’T TALK ABOUT ENOUGH!,” Al Fox Carraway encourages us to show our appreciation to fathers. “Let’s change our social language when we ‘joke’ about what dads are and are not capable of and their roles. It is about giving our youth hope and knowledge that *these* men DO exist and to not settle for anything less than someone who will take joy and determination to work with them as a team for the most fulfilling life.”
Here’s the description from Al’s video:
No, Ben is NOT “Mr. Mom.”
HE IS A FATHER.
And you like my daughter’s outfit? Well it’s cuz he picked it out, and got her dressed today.
But this isn’t about our family, or about Ben.
It’s *not even about stay at home dads.
It’s about the ideal men that Elder Christofferson describes as the one “who puts his family first.” It’s about the hardworking, multi-tasking, selfless dads. The willing fathers. The funny & playful fathers. The ones that do acts of service on their own out of love, not because they were told to. Because I don’t think we talk about it enough.
It’s about those dads whose most important relationship is first with God. The ones who love & follow Him. Those who honor their priesthood and live the gospel. The dads who teach by example. Because I don’t think we talk about it enough.
It’s about showing our appreciation to—not just to them—but to others. It’s about changing our social language when we “joke” about what dads are & are not capable of & their roles.
It is about giving our youth hope & knowledge that these men do exist & to not settle for anything less than someone who will take joy & determination to work with them as a *team for the most fulfilling life. ‘Cuz I don’t think we talk about it enough.
So here is a huge thank-you to those dads. We need you. We appreciate you. You make life better & a little easier! So, here is a huge thank you— ‘Cuz I don’t think we do it enough.