I Am An Old-School Dad


I am an old-school dad; not always right, but always your dad. Not perfect, but never a dead-beat dad.

I will speak to you the first time, get a little louder the second time and by the third time I will be yelling or whooping your butt.

I am an old-school dad, and after God, I am the maximum authority of that home. I don’t believe in throwing you out after you turn 18, but you will contribute to the house and you will respect me as long as you live with me. The day you disrespect me because you feel you are grown, is going to be the day you will pay your own rent and you will start living on your own.

I am an old-school dad; I believe in you doing your part so we don’t live like pigs. So yes, I believe in chores. I believe in chores as a preparation for employment. You will not outwork me, but you will work.

I am an old-school dad and I am not your friend. I will hurt your little manipulative feelings at times, but I trust that later we could be friends. Later, you will treasure what I am trying to teach you today, and later you will realize my love for you, even in the midst of my humanity.

I am an old-school dad; you will not like me at times; but that is ok, because at times, I will not like you either.

Finally, I am an old school dad. God is first for me and then it’s your mom. I love your mom and I love you. I will gladly give my life for your good; but I will always point at my hero, the one that already gave His life for us. He is the only Savior and Lord of lords, Jesus Christ. I could fail and I will fail, but He never will. He is worthy to be called a father; I am still a work in progress, nevertheless your dad, an old-school dad.

Author: angelcasiano

An independent thinker with a profound call to see the orthodoxy of the church and passion for Christ manifesting together. Angel was born in Brooklyn, New York in April of 1968, he was raised on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico where he earned his B.S. degree in Sociology with a minor in Education from the Inter American University in San Germán in 1991. That same year he moved to Jacksonville, Florida. After working construction jobs for a year and learning the English language, his first job working with foster-care children in the capacity of youth care worker was with Jacksonville Youth Sanctuary in September of 1992. With JYS he was promoted several times as group home supervisor, legal caseworker, and program director. While in Jacksonville, Angel studied a couple of martial arts styles. After earning his black belt, he became the founder of Good Fight Ministries as he used martial arts as an instrument to preach the gospel. In 2004 Angel was selected Martial Arts Instructor of the Year for the State of Florida and in 2005 Angel was inducted in the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame where he also received the Christian Spirit Award. In July of 2005 Angel accepted his call to pastor a bilingual church in Winton, NC where he served for a couple of years. Five months later he lost his first wife to cancer in December of that same year. This initiated a deep valley of suffering in his life, a mountain of costly mistakes and the embracing of lifestyles of sin that are well documented through this blog. In August of 2012 Angel moved to Fairbanks Alaska with his wife Rayette Casiano and six children who are now adults. In Alaska, Angel continued his social work-related career and his ministry of preaching, teaching and writing. Angel is the author of two books, Hope for the divorcee: Forgiving and Moving Forward and 7 Banderas de Esperanza: La Bendición de Yokdzonot. In January 8th of 2020 Angel and his wife moved to Arizona.

One thought on “I Am An Old-School Dad”

  1. This was absolutely wonderful I loved it and what you wrote. You are defiantly a Christian father that means business, wish more thought like you…..

    Sent from my GCI smartphone.


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