A dad needs:
… a plan for the holidays to ensure his family is loved and memories are made. Dad, what’s your plan?
… to ensure his family is giving generously during the holidays. Dad, who is your family going to adopt, bless, and serve?
… to carve out time for sacred events and experiences to build family traditions that are fun and point to Jesus. Dad, is your calendar ready for December?
… to not let the stress of the holidays, including money, cause him to be grumpy with Mom or the kids. Dad, how’s your joy?
… to make memories and not just give gifts. Dad, what special memories can you make this holiday season?
… to manage the extended family and friends during the holidays. Dad, who or what do you need to say “no” to?
… to schedule a big Christmas date with his daughter(s). Dad, what’s your big plan for the fancy Daddy-daughter date?
… to schedule guy time with his son(s). Dad, what are you and your son(s) going to do that is active, outdoors, and fun?
… to help get the house decorated. Dad, are you really a big help to Mom with getting things ready?
… to ensure there are some holiday smells and sounds. Dad, is Christmas music on the iPod, is the tree up, can you smell cookies and cider?
… to snuggle up and watch fun shows with the kids. Dad, is the DVR set to record old classics and holiday shows?
… to connect with Mom during the holidays. Dad, do you have some fun date nights or getaways planned for you and your wife?
… to help Mom get the kids’ rooms decorated. Dad, do they get lights or a small tree in their room?
… to read about Jesus with and pray over his kids. Dad, how’s your pastoral work going with each of your kids?
… to repent of being lazy, selfish, grumpy, or just dumping the holidays on Mom. Dad, are you a servant like Jesus to your family?