Letters To My Son
Why I've Written These Letters
Over the months, I have been writing letters to my boys. One is in high school, and one is in college. The reason I started writing them was two-fold. First, I felt that writing them would demonstrate thoughtful love and care. I have hoped that the occasional text with a meaningful and personal letter from Dad would pique their interest. As a father, I feel a deep desire to disciple them. Yet at their present stage, I know friends, teachers, and coaches will get more face time and, therefore, will end up discipling them more than I. Thus, these letters are an attempt to get in front of them spiritually on meaningful subject matters.
But I also have a secondary reason for writing. I plan on my sons outliving me, or at least I pray they will. And if I do pass from the land of the dying into the land of the living before them, I hope these letters will become a meaningful part of the memory that they have of me and my beliefs and values—Letters from Dad from the beyond. They are words that I hope outlive me, and maybe to the third and fourth generation.
In the process, I have also discovered that many of Dad's out there have appreciated reading them. Dad's young and old. Dad's to be, and Dad's who were. But I have also discovered that many read them for themselves as well.
So men, enjoy it! These are my letters to my son. I will keep writing, and I pray you will share them generously.
All The Letters I Have Written To My Son
Your Beliefs Are Powerful READ OTHER LETTERS TO MY SON HERE The ultimate freedom we have as human beings is the power to select what we will let our minds dwell upon.— Dallas Willard Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if […]
Live Beyond The Shame READ OTHER LETTERS TO MY SON HERE Son, there are points in every man’s life when he feels like he is not good enough. This is common to every man. Most bounce back from these momentary struggles with guilt, shame, and regret, but some will not. Some men will allow the […]
Letters To My Son Why I’ve Written These Letters Over the months, I have been writing letters to my boys. One is in high school, and one is in college. The reason I started writing them was two-fold. First, I felt that writing them would demonstrate thoughtful love and care. I have hoped that the […]
The Danger of Ambition READ OTHER LETTERS TO MY SON HERE Son, most men learn about the dangers of ambition the hard way. We never intend to slowly distance ourselves from God, family, or meaningful relationships. We never aim to become evil, manipulative, or narcissistic. We never plan to commit adultery, get divorced, be prosecuted, […]
When You Feel Far From God READ OTHER LETTERS TO MY SON HERE This mystery is that the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body, and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.—Ephesians 3:6 Son, at some point, we are all going to feel a little far from God. We […]
On Domestic Abuse So yesterday in the news, we heard of alleged charges brought against former Seattle Seahawk & San Franciso 49er cornerback Richard Sherman. We are not sure yet what has happened, but I was immediately prompted to write you this letter. Primarily because you are currently in a relationship with a wonderful lady, […]
Every man will seek success. But how we define it and how we pursue it matters. A letter to my son by Vince Miller.
We need men today who are willing to face their weaknesses. This is only learned through confession. A letter to my son by Vince Miller.
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Vince Miller is an author and speaker to men around the world on topics that include manhood, masculinity, fatherhood, mentorship, and leadership. He has authored 18 different books for men and is hosted on major video platforms like RightNow Media and Faithlife TV. He hosts a weekly podcast, writes weekly articles, and provides daily thoughts from God's Word all just for men. He is a 27-year ministry veteran and the founder of Resolute a Men's Ministry Platform that provides bible studies aimed at building better men found at www.beresolute.org. See his latest book and small group study Called to Act: 5 Uncomplicated Disciplines for Men.