ENCOURAGE

Now that you understand the power of the blessing and the importance of being a dad, how do you begin to implement what you have learned? The ideal situation is an actively engaged dad. The other end of the spectrum is a father that has been alienated from his children. Some kids have no father figure at all or someone else stands in the father role. Providing a blessing works in all of these cases, regardless of the situation. It all starts with understanding the importance of your words.

So what do I say?

Your blessing should include:

• A greeting. It is important to open up on a positive note and be sure to personalize it with their name.

• Talk about the relationship you have with the child.

• If the relationship has been less than ideal, ask for forgiveness and promise to do better. But remember if you promise you need to keep your word.

• Affirm the child

  • Talk about what makes the child unique
  • Your words should let the child know that they have value
  • Speak about the child’s purpose and their ability to achieve it

• End by telling them that you love them and you will be there for them.

Note: If you are recording this for a child you don't know that well or at all, use the time to introduce yourself and speak encouragement into their lives.

You don’t have to be the child’s father to bless a child. In many situations the child’s natural father is unwilling or unable to perform this blessing. What is important is that the child hears words of wisdom, encouragement and affirmation. If at all possible the ideal way to do this is face-to-face. We understand, however, that this may not always be possible. Therefore, here are four additional ways to communicate this blessing.

4 Ways To Memorialize The Blessing

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Professional Video: Father

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Professional Video: Grandfather

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Homemade Video
(Webcam, Selfie Or Video Camera)

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Audio Recording

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Handwritten Letter

Remember the video, audio or note does not have to be polished it just has to be SINCERE!

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