Sunday, June 15, 2014

Ten Things My Father Taught Me

My Dad - Wayne Dorsett
Today is Father's Day. I am thankful for my dad today. Among other things, he taught me:

1. A real man loves God with all his heart.
2. A real man always loves his wife and remains faithful to her.
3. A real man takes his family to church every week, not just once in a while.
4. A real man works hard, even when it doesn't pay much, because there is more value in work than in sloth.
5. A real man serves in his church because he is a giver not a taker.
6. A real man sacrifices for his family but also knows when to assert his authority and tell the family what to do when he needs to.
7. A real man encourages his children to get a good education but loves them just as much if book learning is not their strength.
8. A real man does not complain about stuff, he just does what needs to be done.
9. A real man is not afraid to make a big move away from all that he is familiar with if God opens a door and tells him to go.
10. A real man can enjoy a hobby, or two, but does not let them take away from the family.

Thanks dad for helping me learn how to become a real man.

Dr. Terry W. Dorsett is a church planter in New England. He is a happy husband, proud father, giggling grandfather, thankful cancer survivor, and the author of numerous books aimed at helping small churches become healthier and individual Christians grow in their faith. You can find his books at:


  1. Denise Dorsett KisseeJune 15, 2014 at 3:26 PM

    We do have an awesome dad don't we. Ditto on what Terry Dorsett said except the "thanks on making me a real man." I'll skip that part! Love you Wayne Dorsett

    1. Haha, yeah, I guess he didn't make a man out of you, but that's a good thing.

  2. Thanks Terry for the great day!

  3. You said such nice words, and the picture is beside his chair

  4. Our Father is a great man! I am proud to be his son, and follow in his steps with my own family. Dad will always be my first and ultimate hero!!!

  5. I am thankful for the impact Terry and Kay Dorsett made in my life! May God continue to bless.

  6. Thank you Terry.

  7. Pastor Ervin SmithJune 15, 2014 at 9:54 PM

    Bro Terry. You were blessed with a wise and loving Father .

  8. I can't disagree with anything that Terry wrote, so I'll add my own.

    1) My dad was the first MacGyver. He taught us how to troubleshoot a problem, and find a solution that works. (It may not look pretty, but it works)

    2) When you encounter that one issue that you can't resolve. Don't get mad. Count to 10 and say a small prayer.

    3) When things start to pile up, toss out what you don't need, or will never get to. Dad taught us how radio parts can start to stack up over the years ;).

    4) When you tie some thing to the roof of your car and say "It should hold."... keep tying it down ;).

    ... so there's more I could detail, but the bottom line is in about 90% of the situations I find my self in, my first thought, is, "How would Dad" handle this?

    When I'm asked, "If you can only pick one hero, who would it be?", the answer is always, "My dad."

    Thank dad for giving me the tools I needed in life.
    Thanks for being there even when I didn't deserve it.
    Thanks for taking the risks you took.

    I love you!

  9. Your dad would be happy to see this good word, Terry. God bless.

  10. Terry I enjoyed reading your blog about the things your Dad taught you...I am able to see the things you mentioned through the three of his sons. Your Dad is a remarkable man!