Louis CK on Fatherhood - Good Words for Imperfect and Normal Dads
This brief video is an honest perspective of fatherhood from comedian Louis C.K. I am certain it will resonate with many dads, especially in light of Father's Day tomorrow. It's well worth the 2 minutes it will take you to watch it.
Please accept my sincerest apologies for one brief 4-letter word in his monologue. It's a word mentioned several times in the bible, so you've probably heard it before.
His observations are spot on. I particularly like how he confronts dads on two fronts:
1) Your self-focused life before kids wasn't that great. Application: stop wasting energy thinking about your regrets. Instead, discover what a difference a dad can make.
2) You have incredible skills that you need to bring to bear in your fathering. Application: Stop seeing yourself as mom's assistant. Step up and lead your family.
I needed to hear this. You did, too. Because you have what it takes to impact the world through your marriage and family. We all do.
God help us. Literally.