Friday, June 19, 2009

Teach Your Boys "Manly" Stuff!

My dad always taught me how to fix things on my own. If the toilet is broken, fix it. If the light fixture needs to be changed, fix it. If you need an oil change, do it yourself! There's no need in paying more money when you can fix it yourself. Today, I taught the boys how to change oil. I showed them what old oil looks like, compared to new oil. I told them the steps involved. And we discussed what the oil does for the engine.

My friend, Tim Dowler, once encouraged me to always make an attempt at fixing whatever is wrong on a car. The worst that can happen is.. you box up the parts you took off... call a tow truck.. and you haul it to the mechanic! It's true.

There are even more "manly" things that us guys need to teach our boys though. They need to be taught how to treat women. They need to be taught how to be gentlemen. They need to be taught how to be strong Christians. They need to be taught how to go from a boy to a man.

Let's face it. There are too many "adults" that are still boys because their fathers never taught them how to be a man.

Just remember, on this Father's Day weekend, let's not sit around waiting for our presents. Let's be fathers. I know I have a lot of room for improvement. Let's all step it up!



Diane@Diane's Place said...

Amen! You go, guy! I couldn't agree more. The Bible says to train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he'll not depart from it. It's a lot easier to learn as a child than to UN-learn as an adult and learn the right way.

Happy Father's Day, Ryan. You're doin' it right, my friend, and you'll reap the rewards from it.

Diane Jennings in Bay, Arkansas

Heidi said...

You need a "thumbs-up" button on your blog, Ryan! =D

Karen H. said...

You are doing a wonderful job in instilling things in your Son's lives and setting a wonderful example to them as to how a "REAL FATHER" should be. You have some precious son's there and I wish you the "HAPPIEST OF FATHER'S DAY"!!!! May GOD BLess you and your wonderful Family.

Karen Horton,
Caraway, AR

Angie said...

You are a great role model for your boys...Happy Father's Day!!!

Mom said...

Exactly on track.
Happy Fathers Day.
Love, Mom

Jason said...

I couldn't agree more...great post.

Anonymous said...

Hope you explained the proper diposal of old oil too.:)

Janet said...

Well, here, and Amen!