The Importance of Dads
Most men enjoy being a dad. 75 percent of dads say that fathering is their most important role, according to a poll by Today. In fact, 51 percent of the dads surveyed said they would quit their jobs and stay home with their kids if they could still make ends meet.
In some ways, dads are reacting to the lack of attention they felt from their fathers. They understand the significance of a male presence in the home and want to make a difference in their children’s lives. As a result, 33 percent of men struggle with balancing work and home life. When men are home, 45 percent of them say they share parenting tasks equally with their wives.
I have written about the negative effects of fatherless families:
Fathers are critical to the emotional, mental, spiritual, and even physical health of children. Consider the following Scriptures about fathers:
Luke 11:11-12: “You fathers—if your children ask for a fish, do you give them a snake instead? Or if they ask for an egg, do you give them a scorpion? Of course not!”
Psalm 103:13: “The Lord is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him.”
1 Thess. 2:11-12: “And you know that we treated each of you as a father treats his own children. We pleaded with you, encouraged you, and urged you to live your lives in a way that God would consider worthy.”
Click on the video below to see what fathers mean to children.
Fathers, let’s remember how vital our role in the family is, and let’s challenge each other to “man up” as a father!