When in Doubt, Choose your Family

Choose your family

We all make choices daily concerning how to spend our time. For husbands and fathers, here is a simple principle when considering these decisions:

When in doubt, choose your family.

What should I do on a given evening or this weekend? Should I go to a basketball game with a friend who has invited me? Should I take that out of town trip? Should I do that weekend away with the guys? Or should I spend time with my family? How do I decide?

One perspective: My kids will be fine without me. They have plenty of things to do and won’t even miss me. I really need this time away.

Another perspective: You are the only dad your kids have. You are the only husband your wife has. You can’t ever get that time away back.

Related: How to be a man at home

I am not saying that you should never leave home or not pursue a hobby. But as a husband and father, your presence at home is critical. You can’t ever get the time back that you choose to be away. So when faced with the choice that seems like a toss up, I suggest:

When in doubt, choose your family. You’ll never regret it.

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Posted by Brian Howard

My focus is to help YOU move forward one step at a time. I write about church excellence, personal productivity, and family leadership. I coach leaders, start churches, and help organizations break growth barriers. My goal is to draw on this experience to help YOU move forward in life, leadership, and productivity.