We live in environment it which fathers no longer live up to what fatherhood is about. People are growing up with no biblical training and childeren are left to imitate dysfunctional parents or worse, figure it out on their own. You only get one opportunity to raise your kids correctly and you will be held responsible for the example you set for you children.
There are 4 areas in which the lack of fathers effects children.
Mental Health: Children in fatherless homes are more likely to deal with mental health issues.
Academics: 75% of high school dropouts have no father in the home.
Behavior 85% of children in fatherless homes have behavior issues.
Poverty: Children in fatherless homes are 64 times more likely to be poor.
What does a real man look like? Sadly most people don’t know because they have never had fatherhood demonstrated in their own life. Men, you will be held accountable for how you raise your kids. You will be held responsible for what you impart into your kids.
Paul is laying the foundation on what it takes to be responsible man. You are responsible for the training and admonition of the Lord in your home. You are the priest of your family. You must lead the family into the place of worship. You must be an example in prayer, love, and worship in your home. Set the example. Ask yourself, what is your prayer life like? What is your worship life like? Are you living a Christian life in front of your family.
Proverbs 22:6 As a father, there is a part you play in the training of your childeren. Your part is to teach and model the image of Christ to your family. Men, do your part and take your place as the leader of your home. Your family should be able to follw in your footseps to the point in which when you stop walking you and your family are looking at Christ.