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Being a strong father in God’s family

August 24, 2011

Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them.

Colossians 3:18-19

I saw an article several years ago in TIME magazine in reporting what they called the “effeminization of American society.” The piece went on to speak about the emasculation of the home, saying that the home is no longer a place where there are strong male father figures.

You can pick this up in our culture by just watching the sitcoms on television. How many strong fathers do you see portrayed on TV? Few, if any. Most of the fathers you see in pop culture are inept, checked-out, and lazy. And the sad thing is that many children will pick up their attitudes about God the Father from their earthly fathers. 

Biblically, psychologically, and sociologically, the father, the leader of God’s family, is vital to the development of children. And so often we see that the child becomes the kind of person that the father is.

So, do you want to know how to be a father who leads spiritually? Set an example first and foremost. Love your wife with the love of the Lord. Love your children and instruct them in the things of God. Be a strong father for your family.



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