STRONG FAMILIES STRONG NATION S. IN THE BEGINNING. GOD designed the family unit in such a way that each member of the unit depends on the other members for fulfilment of their needs be it physical, emotional psychological or sexually. The husband needs the love and support of his wife
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STRONG FAMILIESSTRONG NATION S
IN THE BEGINNING
In this modern time, many factors have combined to reduce the contribution and support from either or both the husband and the wife, thus weakening the family structure and resulting in myriads of challenges.
These Factors Include Among Others:
i.The need for both parents to work fulltime.
ii.One of the parents having to relocate abroad or to some other part of the country in search of greener pasture.
iii.Children schooling away from home even in their tender and formative years.
iv.Couples spending all their time in every activity that comes their way including social gathering (parties) and church activities.
A combination of two or more of these factors have resulted in couples spending less and less time together and no time with the children. This is a dangerous trend that must be checked.
BREAKING THE CHAIN
An equally dangerous trend has been noticed where though the family is together, either or both the husband and the wife fail to get involved in the family’s affairs. This is a shortcoming that goes to the very root and fabric of the family institution leading to a weakened family.
Let us illustrate this development;
GENTLE SOFT SPOKEN GUY BUT PASSIVE FATHER
This husband and father works hard to make available the material needs of his family, but cares less about what is going on in the home. Consider his response to some issues
c.Your daughter has a piano lesson every Tuesday afternoon after school. “I don’t need to know that” He thinks.
d.Aunty Shola is coming to visit next week and there is a problem, as to where she will sleep. That not my problem, that is my wife’s department” He rationalizes.
f.The couple down the road throw loud and boisterous parties and your wife wants to know what you are doing about it. “ I can’t just go invading peoples privacy, I will let it go i am a peace loving man.”
h.The light bulb in the dining room is damaged. Honey, must I do everything around this place?
Many fathers have lost the respect of their families because they have become spectators of the family situation. A little boy was asked what his father does by way of occupation.
In the above illustration, the man does not get involved with things at home, he has the mistaken idea that: