Thought I would do something a bit different for Cooper’s birthday this year. He turned 15 and so I wrote down some of the little nuggets of advice I want him to remember and set them up to tweet at him all day. Here they are.
Today is @coop3r3nglish birthday. He’s 15. And awesome. But you already knew that. I’ll be tweeting fatherly advice to him all day.
@coop3r3nglish – Dating: 90% of your peers are idiots on this subject. Just look at trail of broken hearts & feelings behind them.
@coop3r3nglish – dating2: Hotness lasts but a season, stupidity lasts a lifetime, character lasts forever. Look for Character FIRST.
@coop3r3nglish – Dating3: after character, be sure she loves college football.
@coop3r3nglish Dating: be a man first. Figure out who you are first, man up, then worry about dating.
@coop3r3nglish don’t ever compromise your character for popularity. Those that do are completely alone the day after HS graduation.
@coop3r3nglish Dating – realize that you are dating someone’s future wife. Probably not yours. Think about that.
@coop3r3nglish I’ve never met anyone who regretted being sexually pure. Everyone who has pursued sex outside God’s design has scars.
@coop3r3nglish many of your peers are going to focus on their careers. focus on being a lifelong learner. career will work itself out.
@coop3r3nglish love your sisters. They love you and they need you. Even if they don’t admit it. They’ll be your lifelong friends.
@coop3r3nglish Bullies suck. Don’t be one. Don’t tolerate one. Don’t apologize or give in to one. Love them enough to stand up to them.
@coop3r3nglish be big enough to forgive quickly. All people are messed up. Not forgiving just makes you smaller and bitter.
@coop3r3nglish I know others will see this. If they make fun of you, they are petty. Still befriend them, they need a friend like you.
@coop3r3nglish it’s better to have a few close friends that love you but aren’t impressed by you than being popular.
@coop3r3nglish A car is not a toy nor is it a right. it isn’t a status symbol. At your age, it’s a 2,000lb weapon of mass destruction.
@coop3r3nglish never get in a car with drugs or alcohol. Never. I’ll come get you, no questions asked. Be a man, call for help.
@coop3r3nglish God will put other godly people in your life. Listen to them. Learn to hear God’s voice thru them.
@coop3r3nglish Be patient with @aimenglish & I. We’ve never parented teens before. We aren’t perfect. Grace goes both ways.
@coop3r3nglish – Above everything I’ve ever taught you or tried to teach you, Jesus loves you more than you can imagine. Even more than Mom.
@coop3r3nglish .1% of world owns a car. Not everyone owns an iPhone. We don’t deserve anything. we are blessed. Be grateful.
@coop3r3nglish there is nothing you will ever do to make me love you less. There is nothing you will ever do to make me love you more.