If the title got you upset, you can relax. If you thought, “this is going to be good” you might want to prepare to be upset!
The problem with fathers is they are under attack by a sick, perverted society that wouldn’t know right and good if you pointed to it with a flashing sign. All the “Are Fathers Necessary?” articles seen this time of year are an insult, and a subtle attack even if the article concludes fathers might offer some benefit. How would people react to an article titles such as “Are Women Stupid” or “Are [some ethnic group] Destroying our Society? We would all see the gross sexism and racism behind those titles; why are we not equally upset about titles intended to make fathers seem unimportant? Frankly, I think asking the question should dissatisfy the asker from being taken seriously.
Fathers, don’t let society cause you to question your value – you’re exceptionally important to the mental health and well-being of your children – regardless of their age. Your job would be hard enough if society were sane. Stick with it, go against the flow, and help your kids grow up to be awesome.
Great tweet of the week:
“Shame will never motivate someone to change. God doesn’t speak down to us. He always calls us higher.” – Casey Doss @theramp
Links to blog posts that stood out to me this last week:
New blog this week – Fight for Marriage. Encouraging you to fight for your marriage – every day!
Featured Post – A must read article I saw this week:
Jack over at Redeeming Marriages posted 6 Truths About Monitoring Your Spouse’s Behavior ◄ When did you become the Holy Spirit?
Black and Married with Kids
It’s Year 15 and Here Are 15 Things I Discovered About Marriage ◄ Good list – have you learned all these?
Fight for Marriage
Too Good for Me? ◄ Interesting thoughts about what we want versus what we need.
The Generous Wife
Summer Bucket List for Your Marriage ◄ Plan some fun!
Little Treat ◄ Find small ways to bless.
Little Inconveniences ◄ Find practical solutions.
Evening Wind Down ◄ Share some evening time.
It’s Not About You ◄ And that is good news.
Love is … A Clean Garage ◄ Then I’m in a bad place!
Journey to Surrender
True Love Redeems ◄ “Redemption, when rooted in love, brings about deep intimacy.”
One Flesh Marriage
Grow Yourself First ◄ You and God – first and foremost.
Re-imagine, Re-design and Re-launch Your Relationship! ◄ You can start the process even if your spouse is not into it.
…to Love Honor and Vacuum
“Christian Sex Book Walks Away with Top Literary Prize…” ◄ Major congrats to Sheila!