Family and Faith Magazine Christmas Edition Issue 11 - Page 22

YEAR IN REVIEW 2016 MOST INSPIRATIONAL ADVICE FROM FAMILY AND FAITH MAGAZINE Men of 2016! Dr. Wayne Henry on Being A Good Father The 3 most important functions as a father are: 1, to be present. Spend quality time with your children – more than things, children want your presence. This also enables 2, to model – set example for them – live before them. Demonstrate love, hard work, discipline, faith in God, service to others. Don’t just dictate but demonstrate. This is part of mentoring. (3) Motivate- encourage them in their purpose, speak to their potential, the power that lies within them. Encourage them that they have what it takes to live their life fully. - Dr. Wayne Henry is the Director General of the Planning Institute of Jamaica Pastor Christopher Brodber on Being Attractive For Your Spouse Let’s call a ‘spade a spade’. Boredom in the bedroom is a demon. Cast it out! Marriage must have a foundation of intimacy, and there’s no two ways about it, intimacy peaks in the bedroom. So, being appealing for bedroom shenanigans is right. Fun is always in the future of a couple that keeps working on themselves to be appealing to each other; nose hairs, beer bellies and even Brazilians. This is how Solomon puts it: “How beautiful are thy feet with shoes, O prince's daughter! The joints of thy thighs are like jewels... Thy navel is like a round goblet, which wanteth not liquor: thy belly is like an heap of wheat set about with lilies. Thy two breasts are like two young roes that are twins.” (Songs of Solomon 7:1-3). Being attractive to each other keeps the ‘chasing and wooing’ going. - Pastor Christopher Brodber is an author, Family and Faith Magazine Contributor and Pastor at Covenant City Church in Kingston Jamaica. Hon. Minister Floyd Green on Procrastination If I could go back in time to offer myself advice (to myself as a youth) it would be "DONT PROCRASTINATE." I wasn't very timely when it came to my assignments. Luckily my parents kept me accountable. If I had known better, I wouldn't have spent countless nights catching up on assignments that could have otherwise been taken care of way in advance." - The Honourable Floyd Green is State Minister for Education, Youth and Information Grace & Daniel Thomas on Dating: It is very important to spend time assessing and preparing yourself, uncovering and refining your identity, investing time in discovering your purpose and God’s direction for your life. It is critical to nurture your spiritual, academic, emotional, social and financial self. You must endeavor 22