The Importance Of Fathers
One of the most overlooked necessity in today’s generation is the effect of fatherhood on a family. This generation has become desensitized to broken families and fathers have become replaceable subjects. Don’t get me wrong now, of course mothers hold an irreplaceable bond on a family, but people have also continued to recognize this. Fathers offer a distinct love and toughness that oftentimes cannot come from a mother.
Coming from a broken family, I have a little bit of experience. Through jail time, struggles with drugs, heartache, insecurities and financial stress, my father fought for his children and fought to better his life and strived to be the best father he could be. He faced insecurities, loneliness, depression and heartache and yet continued to fight.
According to the bible, the father is the spiritual leader of the home. He is to lead his wife and family into an obedient bond with Christ and emanate a spiritual atmosphere into the home. He is the staple of the family. And it is a daunting reality that so many children will not experience that relationship with their father.
1 Corinthians 11:3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.
An entire generation has come to terms with broken families and lost children. This is not okay. Parenting has morphed into this deformed definition for some that allows loopholes and op-outs.
I have a very special bond with my father. It is one that has faced many hard times but has grown stronger through circumstances.
Fathers offer a tough love that is critical for the heart of the child. The bond between a father and a child is something that cannot be replaced by the standards and loopholes of this world.
Although, the reality is that there are bad fathers in the world. It pains my heart to think of the children exposed to the horrors of abuse, mistreatment, and neglect. But when that is the harsh reality, the heavenly father is there to swoop in and adopt us as a child of the Most High.
Psalms 27:10 When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up.