Good review for my fellow dads!
After raising four energetic, athletic, competitive children (now ages: 22, 26, 27, 29), my respect for the importance of fathers has significantly increased!
Fellow dads — our sons and daughters need us. Let’s take seriously our role and the great opportunities we have to impact their lives.
From one father to another, I offer five encouragements for effective fatherhood.
1. Love your wife —
One of the best gifts a father gives his children is the love he shows to their mother. “Rejoice in the wife of your youth” (Proverbs 5:18). Of the three social relationships in the family; (husband/wife, parent/child, and sibling/sibling) the most important is husband/wife.
I agree with the counselor who suggested that, “The relationship between a husband and wife is the foundation on which kids build their sense of security, their identity, and learn to relate to others” (Jay Kessler).
Men must be intentional in this area. It’s too easy to drift…
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