One Dad’s Story: “I Needed Support and I Found It”

For You From The Word

Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17, ESV)

For You To Think About

Dave and Liberty

Dave and Liberty

“It’s easy to have kids,” says Dave Nogart, who has nine children. But Dave knows firsthand that being a good father is not so easy.

During the first season of his fatherhood experience, Dave’s kids didn’t want anything to do with him. Drugs were more important than anything to Dave, including his children.

That changed when his 4-year-old daughter Liberty was put in foster care. Dave came close to losing is rights as a father. In order to see his children, he needed to get clean and sober.

Dave completed an inpatient treatment program, an outpatient program, and then got additional support with a group of men who were determined to become better fathers. Soon, he was able to see Liberty more. That motivated Dave to continue his recovery.

Today, Liberty is home for good. Dave married Liberty’s mother and has restored his relationship with his other children.

With support, Dave moved from the depths of despair to becoming an involved, responsible, committed father.

For You To Pray

Loving Father,
Thank you for modeling what it means to be an involved, responsible father. Move birth fathers to get support so they can have a positive impact as dads for their children.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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