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Unbalanced Fatherhood: On the Verge of Absence and Unhealthy Control – Part 1

Ibelieve there is a crisis in the role of the father in the family. I’ve noticed two extremes and a lack of balance. 

Here are examples of some of the words which I’ve been hearing recently: “I agreed with my wife: I work, and she takes care of the house and the kids”; “Father, I work too many hours, I come home and she asks me to spend time with the kids, but I can’t”; and “I told my wife she is the one to take the kids to church, pray, and read the Bible with them”. At the other extreme I hear, “Father, my husband wants to control the kids, he gets involved in every little thing”; “My dad breathes down my neck”; “My dad is too much, I have no privacy”; and “My husband tells me the church thing isn’t for me”.
Let’s establish a few facts regarding fatherhood. First, we look into the relationship between God the Father and the Son to see the nature of love in the Trinity: “The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into His hand” (John 3:35); “For the Father loves the Son, and sh…