Role of a father
MEN…are the male species of mankind. Is that all? Far from it! But somehow in our strangely confused culture, some don’t realize the significance of being a man. And it is really showing up in families. The man’s role as the father is slowly being abdicated to a third party, mainly to the wife/partner (whatever) and mother. As great as many moms are, they cannot be, nor will they ever be the father/dad. The absentee father has become one of the most, if not the most critical issue in our society today. And I might add, it is universal.
At creation, male and female were created as two (Adam and Eve) from one (Adam). Totally equal, but far different roles! And confusion reigns inside the family when you try to reverse them. Children need the strength and leadership of their dad, and the tender, loving, nurturing (and organized I might add) care of their mom.
I could go on about this issue, but there is an attached link of the message by Lt. Col. (Ret.) Allen B. West. He was our November keynote speaker at the first Legacy Luncheon on November 1. To give you a taste so you will for sure listen to it and make notes, I’ll set up the theme of his message. Everyone who was there went away with a clear understanding of the role of men as fathers in the family. It’ll be your loss if you don’t link up and listen.
Col. West gave us his synopsis this way.
It’s hard for me to not wade in and opine, but I would diminish his profound lesson if I added anything to this.