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    By Dr. Gail Gross While almost any man can father a child, there is so much more to the important role of being dad in a child’s life. Let’s look at who father is, and why he is so important. Fathers are central to the emotional well-being of their children; they are are capable caretakers and disciplinarians. Studies show that if your child’s father is affectionate, supportive, and involved, he can contribute greatly to your child’s cognitive, language,
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    The Bible speaks frequently and clearly regarding many of the responsibilities and privileges of Christian fathers. One of the important aspects of Adam’s life was his role as father. Genesis specifically mentions three of his sons—Cain, Abel, and Seth. Later, Noah’s three sons find both partnership and protection as they join in the ark and survive the Flood with Noah, their mother, and their spouses. Abraham would later become a father in a remarkable way
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    By Randell D. Turner, Ph.D. is Senior Associate & Child & Family Therapist with the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse One of the most frequent workshop question that I am asked is; “What does father involvement mean and what does that look like?” The goal of a father’s involvement is to nurture his child’s intellectual, emotional, physical, social and spiritual development. The key is to focus on his child’s strengths utilizing the natural assets of a
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    “Where did I go wrong?” This question tormented Michael, * from South Africa. As hard as he had tried to be a good father, every time he thought about his wayward 19-year-old son, he wondered if he could have been a better parent. In contrast, Terry, who lives in Spain, seems to have succeeded as a father. His son, Andrew, says: “Many of my earliest memories of my dad are of him reading to me, playing with
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    10 Traits That Separate A Good Dad From A Great One “Anyone can be a father, but it takes a real man to be a daddy.”– Anonymous A good father makes all the difference in a child’s life. He’s a pillar of strength, support and discipline. His work is endless and, oftentimes, thankless. But in the end, it shows in the sound, well-adjusted children he raises. On Father’s Day, much of the world will take the
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    BY JACK WELLMAN Fathers play a pivotal role in the family and often the success of the father determines the success of the family.  What Bible verses show us just how important fathers are in the family? Fathers Role in the Home Deuteronomy 6:6-9 “And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.  You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house,
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    By Joe Carter  In Scripture the word “father” is found more than 1,100 times. Yet in America it’s become increasingly harder to find a father in the home. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 24 million children in America — one out of three children — now live in a home in which the biological father is absent. Increasing father involvement in their children’s lives is one of the most important ways to address material and

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