Apr 30, 2020
We’re on a mission to add LIFE to the dad life. We’re passionate
about helping dads live fully alive as they lead their kids to
God’s awesomeness. Thanks for helping us reach more dads by passing
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Daily – Simply text “dad” to 77222 to begin
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& other fatherhood inspiration.
Jim Burns is the President of HomeWord and the Executive
Director of the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa
Pacific University. Jim speaks to thousands of people around the
world each year. He has close to 2 million resources in print in 30
languages. He primarily writes and speaks on the values of HomeWord
- Strong Marriages
- Confident Parents
- Empowered Kids
- Healthy Leaders.
Jim and his wife, Cathy, live in Southern California and have
three grown daughters, Christy, Rebecca, and Heidi; two
sons-in-law, Steve and Matt; and two grandchildren, James and
- 1:00 - DA Foundations
- 1:50 - 10-Day Mom Awesome Challenge - https://dadawesome.org/momawesome
- 2:42 - Jim Burns intro - 45 yrs investing in leaders. HomeWord
- 5:00 - Home Word is the largest parenting ministry in the US.
“Strong marriages, confident parents, empowered kids, healthy
- 6:20 - Doing Life with Your Adult Children - unsolicited advice
is taken as criticism.
- 8:52 - “Three good things” - On a birthday, say three good
things about the person.
- 9:45 - “Relationships can’t all be super serious, sometimes
they need to be serious fun.”
- 11:45 - Intentional changes he has made as a dad
- 12:58 - Being the transitional generation - you either recover
or repeat patterns
- 13:51 - having an affair with his job
- 19:49 - “Some of the greatest mentors I’ve ever had are people
I’ve never met”
- 21:00 - But if we parent too much on circumstance and
chance and we don’t take a step back and be intentional about it,
dads are really intentional when it comes to work, but at home
they're just like ok so what are we going to do today. And I’m
saying to dads lead, but don’t lead in a weird way, lead by being
intentional. And so you be the person who is most fun, you be their
greatest cheerleader, but at the same time don’t be letting your
wife do all the discipline and you try to be Disney Land dad
because you don’t know what to do, or you want to be liked, or your
too tired because you had a hard day at work….
- 24:05 - “I’m still to this day not a confident parent, but I
look back and go wow, some of those decisions we made were
good decisions.” - comparison with working out.
- 24:48 - Having intentionality around sexuality.
- 26:12 - “The more positive, values centered sex education kids
receive at home, the less promiscuous they will be and actually the
- 29:05 - “When a dad is intentional with his daughter, with his
time, not about sex, the questions will come easier.”
- 33:58 - Two areas he would have nudged himself to put more
focus when the kids were little: Engage them more spiritually, and
appreciate the moments with them. “Kids are leaving the
church, but there is a 300% better chance that kids will stay in
the church if they have faith conversations in the home.”
- 36:25 - Be intentional about finding mentors - start finding
time with people who you respect.
Video Interview: https://youtu.be/MCc_sovSJ0g