Tuesday, June 14, 2011

What Does Dad Want? Try Honor!

Honor is the Father's Day Gift That Every Dad Values!!

Finding the perfect Father's Day gift doesn't have to be expensive. All it takes is some thought and appreciation to give Dad the most valuable gift of all, honor. 

"Honor and respect are more important than any tie or gadget to a man," explains author Robert Barriger. "Most dads don't care about getting stuff; they would rather just have a great meal and hang out." In the recent release, Honour Found, Experiencing the Power of the Honour Principle and How it Can Add Significance to Your Life, Pastor Robert Barriger explores the value of honor in a marriage, relationship or business. 

Honor is a foundational principal of every culture. The word honour originates from the word esteem, meaning to respect and value. In his new book, Honour Found, Barriger explores the meaning of "Honour" through stories and inspiring examples of leaders and heroes from American Military history and the bible. 

"To give and to receive honor is a basic human need. Dads need respect and to hear thank you," explains Barriger. "To dishonor means to 'take lightly' which is what happens when we discount a sacrifice that is been made on our behalf." 

So how can we honor dad? Barriger explains, "Honor begins with thoughtfulness and is expressed through genuine appreciation. The best way to give the gift of honor is by spending time on something that is meaningful to them." Barriger suggests:

  • Write Dad a letter telling him about a trip, memory or adventure you'll never forget.
  • Make a collection of pictures or stories of his life or of the kids. Photo viewers are great. 
  • Ask him to tell you about the people or times in his life that impacted him.
  • Do something together that he enjoys - fishing, watching a ballgame, driving. 
  • Create a new memory -- go to a game, take a trip, visit a childhood location.
  • Fixing a favorite meal or barbeque is always a plus, especially when Dad has the option to help. 
  • Help him out -- with the yard, car, or that computer upgrade.
  • Take the time to say thanks for ________; remember, its sincerity not word count that matters.
"Even if your dad hasn't been involved in your life, it's never too late to create a memory." Barriger concludes. "Honor is the best way to show appreciation. True honor comes from the heart and is a gift of great value." 

Honour Found, Experiencing the Power of the Honour Principle and How it Can Add Significance to Your Life is published by Harrison House and available in all stores May 2011. For more information visit

Dallas June 14, 20111 Christian Newswire


Anonymous said...

Appreciate your desire to honor fathers - without whom there wouldn't be very much of a human race! Honoring fathers draws us to look upward and think about our Heavenly Father - without whom there wouldn't be much of a universe! Since you are a father, I say "Bless you, Father Joe!"

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the timely Father's Day message. In this fast-paced world we should stop and be thankful to our earthly father without whom we simply would not exist. A father who loves the Lord can point us to the Father above who loves us all with an everlasting love. Thanks, Bro. Ortiz, for your great blog.