Dearest Daughter Aparna - Real Fathers Challenge
What do you think it means to be a real father?
Take a picture of you, your family, loved ones, or your own father holding a sign with a word or statement that expresses what it means to be a great father.
Email your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org and it will be placed on Nomi Network’s Real Fathers Challenge website. Share your photo on social media as well and this will lead to a conversation about the authority a father has to stop the exploitation of his family.
Along with your photos,send us your goals, whether it’s a personal goal to share your statement with 10 friends, or starting a Real Fathers fundraising campaign, send us your goals. All funds raised will be used to support Nomi Network’s programs.
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I will love my wife and daughter with a strong, patient, steadfast, gentle affection that is unshaken by time and circumstance.
Photo by: Dana Yu Creative
I will spend quality time with my children.
I will protect my children at all cost.
I will do my best to make her laugh all the days of her life. It means that even though I am having a poor day, I will do my best to make it her best day.
I will set a good example for my children.
Being a real father, I think, means, before God, admitting my mistakes to my child, holding expectations loosely, and teaching them the skills necessary to deal with hurts and challenges. There’s a sustained and, I imagine, almost reckless, love involved.
Being a father is more than a title, it’s a responsibility to love, protect, provide for, teach and to honor your children which I intend to do all my life.
I will put my children before myself. I will always be there when needed. I will provide everything my children need.
A real father is accountable and provides love
I will encourage education and equality so that my daughter has the opportunity to discover and pursue her own path.
Loving your family unconditionally, encouraging them, correcting them (with love) when needed, letting them make mistakes to help them grow and being there when needed. Praying for them every day.
I will protect my children at all costs, as well as learn from them at every opportunity.
I want to be an example so that when other young men see me they will know that one day they can also be a father and a man that is able to change the narrative of what true manhood and fatherhood should be.
Real fathers have the strength of a thousand suns and the sense to know when to use it.
Someone who is there for their kids no matter what; always providing love and support.
Real fathers support their kids.
I will protect them, provide for them, teach them the ways of the Lord, and be an example of a man with Godly character.
To me, having a real father means having a conversation by a fire. It's a mentor who's "stuck" with you - is invested forever. A father tries to have confidence, grace, and understanding for their kids. But, My father's biggest pro is the treatment of my mom. The way your Dad treats the women in his life is the grandest example to set. Any B- advice or grumpy days are all washed away in my memory by the vision of a healthy love and empowerment of the women around him.
My parents were divorced when I was 9, my dad raised me. I can’t say he was always the most fun, funny, or even sensitive. But the one thing I learned, dads never leave. My dad withstood my mood swings, teenager angst, speeding tickets, academic challenges, and basically everything I could throw at him. Now that I am a dad to Chase (10) and Grayson (7) I am deeply committed to them, “Sons, I can’t be a perfect dad, but I will never leave.""
I will love and care for my son even when it is difficult and humbling.
I will love my wife and kids unconditionally. I will be present in their lives.
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