This is a clip from a couple of years ago of Abraham Piper introducing his father at a conference. I’m posting it not so much as a Piper admirer as a dad who has lots of parenting ahead of him.
Abraham mentions several things his dad did: discipline, rowdy playing, listening, wise counsel. A lot of these weren’t fun at the time, and Abraham actually left the faith for a few years. But this video shows a young godly father talking about how much he loves and appreciates his own godly father.
Stick with it, fellow dads. God is faithful, and by his grace the results of our steady plodding in parenting can be great.