It starts as a simple idea or passion in our hearts that God grows into something bigger. For Aaron, his passion stems from the desire to help fathers and daughters foster a deeper and more intentional relationship. I think every dad would agree that they have a very important and very difficult role in the lives of their daughters. The world is screaming with a million different messages and it has become increasingly more challenging to live a life that allows for intentional family time. Aaron Dickson, creator of The Best First Date says, “The statistics are staggering… showing that daughters who have dads that are engaged with them have a better chance in this life. They struggle far less with eating disorders, self-esteem issues, teen pregnancy and depression.”
With a heart to help dads, Aaron created The Best First Date video. This video received over 160 million views and has been featured on news outlets around the nation.
This year, they finished the story with a new video.
Best First Date has also grown into a company that offers resources to help dads engage with their kids. It features free daddy-daughter craft ideas, newsletters and more. You can upgrade to a membership and also download the wedding song (Aaron had the opportunity to fly to Nashville and co-write ‘Daddy’s Little Girl’ with Ed and Scott Cash, the primary writers and producers for all of Chris Tomlin’s music), additional resources for fatherhood and monthly age-specific date ideas.
You might not feel ready. You might not feel capable. You might think you aren’t worthy. But, the beautiful thing about God is that he can do the heavy lifting. We just have to be willing to take the first step. What are some of your talents or gifts that you feel called to use? Where are you called to make a difference?