The TRAPP – 4.07.21

Over the Hill and Through the Woods
11 HIM pushed their legs in the wilderness today!
PAX: @Kwame @Dizzy Gillespie @Chowdah @Winger (Bill Diebenow) @2Buck @Pancreas @MaryAnne @odouls @Jalisco @Peewee
QIC: @Operation
It was pretty straightforward – run through the woods a bunch. 2 laps around the wooded loop.
TREPP will be 5/22. Meeting tonight at 7 at Martin’s
TS and SH parks may have opportunities to provide suggestions and/or assistance in maintaining parks
4/25 F3 Dads 3pm at Fort Pain see posts from @Dizzy Gillespie
2nd lunch today 12 at Jonathan’s
515 am Beacon Hill instead of Muscle Beach tomorrow morning
Prayer Requests
@Chowdah’s M severe back pain and trip to FL
@Kwame’s Sister in law family has COVID
Shorties (Q Source 1.6)

  • A man gives everything he has for his children
    • After the M, Shorties are next on the next ring on the Concentrica.
    • The HIM’s relationship with his children is unique in a critical way. It is the one connection that can never be fully severed.
  • The IMPACT (for good or bad) that a man has on his children cannot be underestimated (should this be OVERestimated??)
    • Children who grow up with involved fathers are: 39% more likely to earn mostly A’s in school, 45% less likely to repeat a grade, 60% less likely to be suspended or expelled from school, twice as likely to go to college and find stable employment after high school, 75% less likely to have a teen birth, and 80% less likely to spend time in jail.
    • We are the spiritual leaders in our household, and therefore responsible for facilitating the greatest gift for our Shorties – their salvation. By modelling Christ-like behaviors and fostering an environment of scriptural teaching at home, we can push them away from the despair and dark pains they might have experienced if they did not know Him until later in life.

There is no question that fathers do play an important part in their children's lives: the majority of studies affirm that an involved father can play a crucial role, particularly in the cognitive, behavioral, and general health and well-being areas of a child's life; having a positive male role model helps an adolescent boy develop positive gender-role characteristics; adolescent girls are more likely to form positive opinions of men and are better able to relate to them when parented by an involved father [Op Comment: sons tend to emulate their fathers, and daughters tend to set their expectations for how men should treat them based on their fathers]; it is generally accepted, under most circumstances, that a father's presence and involvement can be as crucial to a child's healthy development as a mother's.

Putting this together made me do some serious self-examination of my own home, and I hope it similarly inspires some of you as well.
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