How did your favorite stories start? 

For me, there was nothing better than Once Upon A Time…..

I would quickly escape from my flannel nightgown into a fancy ball gown and dance until midnight with a prince. To be adored, pursued, and live happily ever after, I dare say is at the heart of a girl’s dreams. Finding our prince is not just a fairytale longing, we were created by one after all.

A daughter’s first glimpse and understanding of being adored is from her father.  I remember my daughter saying she was going to marry her dad. That quickly changed into her looking for the character of her father in those she dated and who she will someday marry. 

Whether the role of a father was positive or negative in our lives, his example is often the standard for us.   

“A dad’s love is his daughter’s first taste of the love of God. When he invests in his relationship with his daughter, he builds a joyful home and a voice of influence that lasts a lifetime” Rob Teigen

Building a foundation of trust and safety is so important for the relationship to be built on.  It is not only time but listening that needs to be invested. Like one viewer commented, “it’s a lot of long, emotionally exhausting conversations.” 

In our time together the Teigen’s and I share different ways that you can start to build a strong relationship and continue it as you transition into the different roles of fatherhood. We also discuss ways to start mending a broken one and how your marriage sets the tone for your daughter’s future relationships as well.

Here is episode 19 with Rob & Joanna Teigen of Growing Home Together

Click here for a printable download of Conversation Ideas

 

Rob and Joanna Teigen have celebrated over 25 years of marriage and are loving life with two sons, three daughters, and a beautiful daughter-in-law. They’re a neat-freak married to a mess, an explorer to a homebody, and an introvert to a ‘people person.’ But they do agree that their vows are for always, children are a gift, and prayer is powerful. Rob and Joanna make their home in West Michigan.

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