We must continue to uphold conventional values that have a track record of success because “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Be careful to reject shiny new ideas born of indiscipline, laziness, naiveté and anyhowness. Fatherhood is an essential aspect of society. It is a role that requires commitment, responsibility, and selfless love. But in recent years, the rise of children growing up without father figures is becoming a major concern. Young men are shirking their responsibilities and avoiding the commitment of fatherhood. Someone needs to remind young men to do the work required of them. They need to do their duty.
Fatherhood plays a critical role in the development and growth of children. Research has shown that children from fatherless homes are more likely to experience a range of social and emotional problems. Examples include lower academic achievement, behavioral problems, and a higher likelihood of involvement in criminal activity. Furthermore, fathers serve as role models for their children, teaching them about appropriate behavior. They help cultivate leaders. In their absence, children may miss out on important life lessons that help shape their development. It takes a lot of effort to be a father. No society will survive if the difficult task of fathering the next generation is neglected.
It is important to create a culture that values and supports fatherhood, so that young men see it as a desirable and fulfilling role. There are immense benefits that come with doing the hard work of fathering. We have to encourage young men to take on the responsibility of fatherhood. This can be achieved through Christian discipleship, education and support programs. We can give young men the tools and resources they need to be successful fathers. The future of society is at stake. Let a father know you appreciate them the next time you run into them.