Discuss Together

  • What are the differences in the ways you’ve seen Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebrated? Why do you think this is?

  • Father’s Day can be challenging. Some of us grew up in homes without a dad present. Others of us are raising kids without a dad around. Some of us have lost our father due to illness, and some of us had tough experiences with our father while growing up or still to this day. Is there anything about this day that is challenging for you? If you are comfortable, share with the group.

  • What do the best fathers do, in your opinion? What makes for a great dad?

  • Read Psalm 103:8-13. How does God parent us? What are some principles we can take in how we parent or influence the next generation?

  • What do you think you uniquely bring to the table when it comes to building up the kids in your life?

  • Tim talked about how we all need to have deliberate determination in how we parent. What are some words or actions you have to be incredibly intentional about saying or doing in order to be the kind of parent you want to be?

  • When it comes to raising kids, it’s easy to feel guilt, shame, or unqualified. Are you feeling any of these feelings right now? Share with the group.

  • What does it mean to be a grace-based parent? How can you grow in grace as you seek to influence the kids in your life?

NEXT STEPS

If you want to dive deeper into this topic, check out Tim’s book, Grace-Based Parenting. It will help you learn how to treat the kids in your life the way that God treats us.