Thursday, August 21, 2008

fathers teach your children

It's quite grievous that there are so many absent or passive fathers around. I'd been wondering where Michael Phelp's dad was, so I did a little research and just found this.

Just because a dad is absent or passive, doesn't alleviate his responsibility before God (he's still accountable for making a family) to teach his children.

A few years ago I did a study on what the Bible says Dad's are to teach. Here is a list of what Dads are responsible for (doesn't mean Moms should NOT come along side Dad and support and teach this too - cause they should):

Deuteronomy 5:29,
Deuteronomy 6:4-7
Deuteronomy 11:19—21
Isaiah 38:19b
Proverbs 22:6 (this is most likely for moms and dads)
Proverbs 4:1
Proverbs 4:26-27
Proverbs 4:18 –19
Proverbs 4:14—15
Proverbs 1: 10—19
Proverbs 2:1—2
Proverbs 2: 5—6
Proverbs 6: 1—2
Proverbs 6: 12—15
Proverbs 6: 6—8
Proverbs 6:20—21

Dear Child ~
What I read is that God wants your dad to tell you what to do if you’re tempted. He wants your dad to tell you that the most important thing you need to do is to ask for wisdom and understanding.

God wants your dad to teach you how to be wise and not foolish. He wants your dad (and your mom) to teach you how to stay pure and even talk about your wedding day when you’ll be a beautiful bride.

God wants your dad to teach you how to not be lazy, but how to learn how to work hard. Dads are supposed to tell their daughters how to be a friend and what kind of person NOT to hang around with. Your dad is supposed to teach you how to honest (no matter how hard it is) and not to lie. Moms do these things too, but it’s mostly dad.

Love the thoughts!

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Beverly Mahone said...


You are right on the money about the responsibilities of fathers. Even if mom and dad can't get along--parents have to be civil for the sake of their children. (Your Twitter friend)

Lylah said...

thanks twitter friend!