Courageous Writing Assignment

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“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” -Steve Maraboli. Forgiveness is difficult to do, but it brings a kind of peace that helps you go on with life. In Courageous, Nathan goes to his father’s grave and forgives him for walking out of his life. Every child needs a fatherly figure in his or her life, because he will set the tone for their future. It's important for a father to be a good role model because children almost always look up to their dad, and make decisions based on how he would have handled it. The worse role model a father is, the more likely his children are likely to grow up and be poor role models for their own children. I have a friend whose father lives elsewhere due to divorce, and he is messed up for life. His dad made some bad decisions and that impacts him in many ways. One in three Americans live without a dad; that’s 24 million children. A good father is not one who pleases his children by giving in and allowing them to do whatever they want. A truly good father is one who is not afraid to discipline his children, but yet does it in a loving manner. When a woman is choosing the right husband, not only is she picking a man to spend the rest of her life with, she is picking a man to be the father to her children. Most importantly, a man needs to respect his wife. In the movie, Carmen married Javier; not for money, but for love. They sacraficed, but they got through it together. A good dad is a man who would go out of his way to protect, love, teach and nurture his children to the best of his ability, regardless of being present in the home or not. Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad. A father doesn’t have to tell you how to live; he should live, and let his child watch him do it. The

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