Dad’s Night Out #1

Poker GameThis past weekend, the dads in our homeschool PSP had a night out. It seems they had a fun time of it! I wish I could show you tons of pictures from the event, but in my excitement to see my man out the door, I totally forgot to hand him my camera. Bummer!

It seems lots of eating and lots of games were in order. They had fun beating each other at cards and enjoying each other’s company.

I think what our group does is extremely rare. Most groups don’t have support just for the fathers and that is crucial. We need to help the dads be more involved and not exclude them into thinking homeschooling is “a mom thing”.

At dad’s night out they get to talk about issues pertinent to them; finances, supporting their wives, building their families, and more. From what I understand via my husband, it encourages them when they know they are not alone in their struggles.

I highly recommend doing this in your own group, if you have one. Encourage the men to quarterly schedule a fellowship night. If you don’t have a support group, consider just getting together with mutual homeschooling friends and getting something started.

It’s hard for dads to get out. Once work is finished, they usually desire to simply remain at home with their families (a noble idea) and relax. However, on occasion, it is nice to walk them to the door and kiss them goodbye, knowing they are going to be encouraged and uplifted in their calling as husbands and fathers.

Our group is such a blessing and we are excited to be a part of it. I hope all the fathers who were able to make it were able to take something away from the evening.

Next quarter…. it’s mom’s turn!

Okay, dads; would you like an opportunity like this, if it were made available or do you find this unnecessary?

Dad’s Night Out

About an hour ago, my hubby walked out the door to go spend some time with his buddies. Once every quarter our homeschool dads have a guys’ night out, spending time in fellowship and prayer.

It is such a blessing to know that these guys are dedicated to the needs of their family and their friends. They take the time to do a devotion, share a meal, and encourage one another.

My husband is constantly telling me how much these guys are a blessing. He appreciates knowing that he is not the only one struggling to make time for everything and balance all that life hands him. He likes knowing that these guys are praying for him and vice-versa.

It is such a pleasure for me to know that my guy has a group of buddies that are willing to spend time together, lifting each other’s needs before the Lord.

Who does your husband go to for encouragement and fellowship?

Dad’s Night Out

The Man Behind the LenseMy husband joined the men in our homeschool group for a Dad’s Night Out, last night. He was supposed to take pictures of the event, but apparently he was having so much fun, he forgot! (Rrrrrr…..)

Oh, well! It is a blessing to know that my guy was able to enjoy his evening and that they were having such a good time. He really doesn’t get many opportunities to just hang out with his friends and fellowship.

While they do have games available for them, it seems they generally spend the evening talking and eating. They always intend to get to the games, but never quite make it.

This is one of the reasons that we love our homeschool PSP so much. Most groups are mom centered and hardly make a point of including the fathers. Our group has a male principal, has several men that lead important areas of the group, and highly encourages all of the dads’ participation in all activities.

We are so blessed to have this group and to enjoy their friendship. I hope all of the other dads had as much fun as my husband did!

Does your homeschool group encourage the participation of its fathers? How so?