Have you seen a movie that really touched your heart and reminded you of your own family? I recently watched the movie “Courageous” and it really struck a chord with me since my daughter struggled with her relationship with her father growing up. Despite the difficult years they had, it was only made worse when he left when she was just 14 years old and never came back.
I watched “Courageous” and was inspired by the promise these four policemen made to be the best fathers they could be. Many of them also struggled with their relationships and having to learn how to balance their careers and be the fathers they wanted to be for their children. There were bumps along the road, just like many of us but it was touching to see them face their tragedies and issues head on with courage, patience, faith and love.
This is a great movie for any father that is struggling to connect with their children. Parenting is challenging and sometimes it feels like you are on the road to nowhere but just like these men in “Courageous” you learn to face your challenges with courage. Some men (and women) choose to leave their children. Don’t be a statistic. Choose to be different. Choose to ask for help from others. Choose to be brave. Choose to reach out. Choose to be the best parent you can be. Children deserve to have a relationship with both parents.
What struggles are you facing in your family? Is there a movie that inspired you to take a different look at the challenges you are facing? Are you a co-parent that is experiencing issues with the other parent? What are you doing to contribute to the solution? Tell us your story.
Written by: Tracy Taylor
Co-Written by: Erika Rossi-Raia
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