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Feb 2, 2023

Few fathers are brave enough to ask their grown children for forgiveness. But that’s precisely the conversation Larry Ross had with his son, Harrison. Now, the two men provide a powerful dual perspective about the impact of a father’s choices and how those decisions influence generations to come.


Full SHOW NOTES for today's conversation


Key Takeaways


  • In some respects, grandchildren give us the opportunity for a do-over. 
  • Many men resolve not to do what their fathers did. But we also need to resolve to do the things our fathers didn’t do. 
  • The role of a father is to encourage, which literally means to fill our children with courage.
  • Pray intentionally for your children’s friends and for the people who will lead your children to Christ.
  • As fathers, we have to own our mistakes.


Larry Ross & Harrison Ross


Larry Ross is the Founder and CEO of A. Larry Ross Communications (ALRC). He has more than 45 years of PR experience representing over 2,000 clients, including evangelist Billy Graham, Pastor Rick Warren, Bishop T.D. Jakes, and more. Larry has been married to his wife, Autumn, for 38 years. 

Harrison Ross is the oldest of Larry’s three sons. He is a graduate of Baylor University and former pastor in the DFW area. Harrison and his wife, Hunter, have four young children and live in Rockwall, Tx. Harrison and his family love spending time together making memories and loving their neighbors. 


Key Quotes


  • 16:53 - "There are a lot of guys who resolve early on, I'm not going to do what my dad did and I'm not going to be that guy. I think very few men resolve to say the opposite and say, I'm going to do what my dad didn't. And that's what I watched you do growing up and that you did for me, even amidst your own pain in pathology and figuring out your own demons and hurt that you had, you determined to say, I never heard I love you or I'm proud of you, so every time I can, I'm going to tell my kids, I love you and I'm proud of you."
  • 21:07 - "Learning from my dad, both my parents, they just were encouragers and cheerleaders. It was never, Hey, you need to fit this box, you need to do this thing, this is the person you're going to be, grow into it. It's a, How can we give you opportunities to explore who it is that God would have you be? You are His masterpiece made in His image for good works that He's prepared beforehand to walk in them. So it's more like archeology to uncover and discover who He's made me to be, so that I can then, with my kids, help them discover."


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