Fathers. ~ Godly Men ~ Household Heads ~ Spiritual Leaders. Royce P. Bell 2005-1007 HB Church, Hâ€™Beach CA. Preliminary Perceptions.
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~ Godly Men
~ Household Heads
~ Spiritual Leaders
Royce P. Bell
2005-1007 HB Church, H’Beach CA
“A large and increasing number of children are being raised without the continued presence of a father. Fatherhood historian Robert L. Griswold, notes that while the number of American families since 1970 has risen 20 percent, the number of mother-only families has increased by 51 percent...”
op. cit., citingJames Levine, The Fatherhood Project
“The absence of fathers in early life appears to be a more significant risk factor for girls' early sexual activity and adolescent pregnancy than previously believed, researchers at Duke, Indiana and Auburn universities and in New Zealand have found.”
Cited by Ron Klinger, Ph.D., http://www.fathering.org/documents/ImpactAbsentFathers.pdf
This does not consider crime, welfare-dependency, other social issues
Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.
~1 Corinthians 16:13
For it was Adam who was first created, and then Eve. 14 And it was not Adam who was deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression.
~1 Timothy 2:13-14
“A symmetrical and beautiful picture of the duties and character of the ideal human father may be built up from the Old Testament, with added and enlarged touches from the New Testament” (ISBE, “Father”).
But if someone does not provide for his own, especially his own family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
~1 Timothy 5:8
“and be subject to one another in the fear of Christ. 22 Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord... 25 Husbands, love your wives...”
~Ephesians 5:21-22, 25
Q: When are you going to start applying the qualifications for oversight?
Q: If not, how will you know the difference or be able to handle it?
Q: If your son is “like” you, what kind of father will he be?