She hurries through the house to get the kids ready for church. She’s laid out their clothes the night before. She hurries them through the shower. She makes sure her hair looks just right and her dress well pressed. Scurrying through the living room, she passes hubby sitting in his over-stuffed chair. “Slow down,” he says through a mouthful of Twinkie, “you’re going to have a heart attack.”
“I think we are going to make it. Are you coming?”
“I guess so, but weren’t you going to make breakfast first?”
Some guys just do not get it
After the birth of Adam’s grandson Enos, we have a brief analysis of cultural developments: “then began men to call upon the name of the LORD” (Genesis 4:26). Men called on the Lord. Adam was the one who should have lead his wife in the ways of the Lord. Later, Noah led his family in following God. Too many men today, however, let their wife lead.
Dad, you and I must connect with our kids. Tied to our heartstrings, our children depend on us to give them a lift in life. According to research presented in Chuck Colson’s book Justice that Restores, criminal behavior and substance abuse are strongly linked to homes with absentee fathers (101). On the upside of that news, the booklet “Promise Keepers at Work” by Focus on the Family Publishing cites studies indicating that involved fathers have a 93% success rate in developing progeny who live commendable lives.
A resource for dads who care
Do not leave mom to lead your home spiritually. If you want help, go to devotionswithdad.com. You will find inspiration each week for yourself, a story with discussion questions for your children, and a recommended Bible memory verse and reading passage with discussion questions to help you all draw closer to God, and together.