Father’s Day Contest

Posted on June 10, 2011 
Filed Under Fathering, Focus on the Family, Parenting

Perhaps the most powerful influence in the world is that of a dad on his child. Not only did I have a father who modeled in word and deed what it meant to be a good dad, but I have the awesome privilege of being a dad of six children along with my wife, Dena. Next week, Sunday, June 19th, is Father’s Day.

 And so, to celebrate, I have teamed up with my publisher, Moody Publishers, to give away some great prizes over the week leading up to Father’s Day!

Daily winners will receive:

One grand prize winner will receive this prize package:


Enter to Win:

Enter to win by leaving the answer to the ONE of the following questions in the comment section of this blog post:

1)      What is one of your favorite first time dad stories?
What is some of the best first time dad advice you’ve received?
3)      What is one question all first time dads ask?

Get Extra Entries by: 

1. Tweeting the following about this contest (must include the website link):
Enter to win a First Time Dad prize package! http://johnfullerblog.com

2. Join John Fuller on his Facebook fan page
Become a fan by clicking on the “Like” button. If you are already a fan, use the “Share” link on John’s page to post it to your wall.

 You must leave an additional comment on this blog post letting me know you did any of the above to receive the extra entries.

Deadlines & Winners


Can I enter if I am not a first-time dad?
Yes, anyone can enter. Perhaps you want to win the contest to give the information to your husband or to friends who are expectant parents.

Why isn’t my comment on the blog showing up?
Please note that all comments must be approved by the moderator before they appear on the blog. It may take a few hours for your comment to appear, but all contest entry comments will be counted.

*This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with daddytoolbelts.com, Starbucks, or Facebook. The tool belt and gift card were purchased by Moody Publishers for this contest.

Prizes unclaimed after 10 business days subject to forfeiture.

God bless!


38 Responses to “Father’s Day Contest”

  1. Jeff Skaggs on June 10th, 2011 11:42 am

    What is one question all first time dads ask?
    Will I ever sleep again?

  2. Jeff Skaggs on June 10th, 2011 11:44 am

    I tweeted about your contest.

  3. Jeff Skaggs on June 10th, 2011 11:45 am

    I also “Like” you on Facebook now.

  4. Jerry on June 10th, 2011 1:38 pm

    3) What is one question all first time dads ask?

    Can I do this?!? The responsibility, weight, depth of life so expands with the birth of your child, “Can I do this”? In my life, it’s one of the key things the Lord used to reach me!

  5. Cathy R on June 11th, 2011 8:32 am

    Favorite first time dad question?

    When will I get my wife back?

  6. Kathy on June 11th, 2011 1:59 pm

    Best first time dad story

    My younger daughter (his 1st “baby” – my older daughter was 4 when we got married) was sitting on his lap when he had white jeans on. Her diaper leaked & well, let’s just say, no matter how hard I tried & how much bleach, etc. I used that one spot was never white again! It has a permanent yellowish tinge to it. When it happened he just looked down & then said “uh Houston, we have a problem” & just held her out at arms length!

  7. angel on June 11th, 2011 6:19 pm

    what is one question all firt time dads ask

    Is that normal?
    (referring to anything that might be a first experience)

  8. Truett Cathy and a Father’s Day Contest : Off the Air on June 13th, 2011 8:50 am

    [...] I wanted to spotlight a man who works hard to build boys. (And in honor of the upcoming holiday, click here for more details about my Father’s Day [...]

  9. rick on June 13th, 2011 9:59 am

    What is some of the best first time dad advice you’ve received?

    my wife and I have twins and the best advice I received was “one at a time”. two babies crying? soothe one at a time. two need changing? do one at a time.

    “one at a time.”

  10. Paul on June 13th, 2011 6:24 pm

    What is some of the best first time dad advice you’ve received?

    “Shut the phone off for a few days and let voicemail take your calls. Spend this special time alone with your new family.”

  11. Paul on June 13th, 2011 6:28 pm

    Became a fan on Facebook.

  12. Paul on June 13th, 2011 6:29 pm

    Tweeted “Enter to win a First Time Dad prize package! http://johnfullerblog.com


  13. Jordan on June 13th, 2011 10:06 pm

    What is one question all first time dads ask?
    HOW CAN I AFFORD THIS!!!!!!!?????? :) A married, 20 yr old soon, to be father.

  14. Dee on June 13th, 2011 10:42 pm

    One question all first time dads ask: Do I really have to change these poopy diapers?

  15. Dee on June 13th, 2011 10:43 pm
  16. Dee on June 13th, 2011 10:44 pm

    fb fan (Dee G.)

  17. Lori on June 14th, 2011 7:01 am

    What is some of the best first time dad advice you’ve received?

    Always hold your baby when they cry, she needs to know that daddy will always be there.

  18. audrielle on June 14th, 2011 9:25 am

    1)What is one of your favorite first time dad stories?

    I had to have an emergency c-section last june with our first and only child (so far), so needless to say i was pretty sore and my husband generously helped with most of the baby care. We were getting ready to give her her very first bath and we were both a little nervous. He drew her water and after being warned time and time again at the hospital not to have the water too warm he made sure it wasnt. I sat in there while he undressed her and so tenderly and delicatley laid her in the water. It was such a nice first time baby moment until she touched the water and started crying. I immediatley got worried and thought it was too warm, so i got up and felt it. It wasnt warm at all! Our daughter didnt like being put in it and we definatley heard it from her. We now laugh alot about how he made it too cold but at the time he was so let down that her first bath wasnt perfect.

    I love my husband, he is such a great Dad, the type of Dad that I wish I would have had as a child

  19. Frank on June 14th, 2011 1:04 pm

    Best advice I heard: Love your kid’s mom first. It makes all the difference.

  20. marlene on June 14th, 2011 1:57 pm

    When my daughter and son in law got married her son was three years old. After the ceremony her son asked them “Hey guys, are ya’ll married now?” When the replied yes he asked her husband what his last name was. He replied it was still the same. Her son then said “Oh no, I wanted you to be my stepping daddy.” My new son in law said I am your stepping daddy now. My grandson was so happy and said ok guys lets go to the party. She married a great guy who loves her son just as much as he would be his also.

  21. Sean Stephenson on June 14th, 2011 7:10 pm

    My favorite first time dad story happend this week. I came home from a day at work. Upon entering through the front door I looked over and said hi to my beautiful 7 month old baby girl Megan. She gave this BIG toothless open mouth smile and threw up her hands and wiggled about! She was so happy to see her daddy. That is the most feel good feeling in the world. I can’t believe we waited till our 10th year of marriage before having our first child. I can’t wait to experience the next feel good feelings with parenting!

  22. timothy jame on June 15th, 2011 2:24 pm

    hony where are the dippers ,i cant find them anywhere

  23. Dads and Work : Off the Air on June 16th, 2011 7:55 am

    [...] in honor of the upcoming holiday on Sunday, click here for more details about my Father’s Day [...]

  24. Kayse on June 16th, 2011 8:15 am

    I’d love to win this for my husband!!! We have a 5-month-old and he is a fantastic dad!!

    2. One of the best pieces of advice I’ve received regarding first time dads is to make sure to include them right from the beginning and trust them to take charge of things on their own. Lots of first time moms want to do everything, and the dad can feel left out, or not as important. Including him and encouraging him to help with the baby right from the beginning fosters your sense of family and helps him to bond with the baby and feel more confident!

  25. Kayse on June 16th, 2011 8:16 am

    I liked your facebook page!

  26. Kayse on June 16th, 2011 8:18 am

    I tweeted about the contest!

  27. dan d on June 16th, 2011 10:37 am

    the best advice as a first time Dad I got was to do whatever your wife wanted for at least a week after birth. Not only is she in pain but hormones are running crazy

  28. Denta on June 16th, 2011 4:34 pm

    It is a beautiful site for a husband to see that his wife is going to give him the most wonderful gift one could ever give , a baby to extend his geneoligyinto the future. give your wife the most wonderful attention during this time and after the baby comes help our new mommy out in all that you can as she has just poured out all her energy in the birth so baby her some too.Take equal responsability in taking care of the baby even changing diapers. She will adore you for it.

  29. anash on June 16th, 2011 11:50 pm

    I tweeted at http://twitter.com/#!/anashct/status/81614148580020224
    email: anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

  30. anash on June 16th, 2011 11:51 pm

    something all first time dads ask the nurses at the hospital” so wait, you are entrusting us to bring this baby home??” lol

  31. SHIRLEY on June 17th, 2011 4:34 am

    What is one question all first time dads ask?

    Why is he/she crying?

  32. SHIRLEY on June 17th, 2011 4:47 am
  33. SHIRLEY on June 17th, 2011 4:57 am

    I “LIKE” John on Facebook

  34. Elizabeth on June 17th, 2011 11:20 am

    What is one of your favorite first time dad stories?

    When I had my son, I had a c-section. My husband was in the delivery room with me and when the nurse saw him, before they pulled him out, she said “oh we have a ‘toe head’.” Well my husband came into the recovery room with us and when everyone was gone he was staring at our son and then asked me what they meant when they said our baby was a “toe head”. He was expecting to see a head shaped like a toe and a toe growing out of his head!!! It hurt to laugh but I did then told him that it meant that our baby had blonde hair!!! He looked so relieved. LOL

  35. Chris Neiger on June 17th, 2011 12:29 pm

    3) What is one question all first time dads ask?

    - HOW much does each diaper cost???

  36. Chris Neiger on June 17th, 2011 12:31 pm

    Consider yourself tweeted my friend.

  37. Gary on June 17th, 2011 3:12 pm

    My first time dad story goes like this. My two oldest children are step-children. For my first official Father’s Day my children made me hand-made cards and got me cd. But the best part of being a dad is to see them want to learn and grow in the Lord. They are doing just that!

  38. Gary on June 17th, 2011 3:14 pm

    I also liked your fb page and am your friend on there too. I am getting ready to tweet this contest also.

Leave a Reply

Comments are moderated and will not appear on johnfullerblog.com until they've been approved. While we are eager to facilitate conversation by publishing most comments, we may withhold one from time to time if we deem it offensive, vulgar, overly personal, cynical, disrespectful, irrelevant, redundant or unnecessarily contentious.
Comments on John Fuller's blog may not refer specifically to any current electoral candidate, or any measure on a current ballot – at any level of local, state, or federal government. Focus on the Family is a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity, and therefore cannot take a position on specific votes. Nor can we display any such statements on our Web sites. Likewise, we cannot discuss here the personal viewpoints of people like Dr. Dobson or Jim Daly on political candidates or ballot measures. Any posts to this forum which violate these rules will be removed. There is an alternative venue for this type of discussion. Some activities of this nature are undertaken by Focus on the Family Action, a 501(c)(4) organization, and its media outlet, Citizenlink.
Finally, if you would like to contact our ministry directly, please feel free to do so from one of our FAQs.