Yahweh had a distinct plan and a specific role for a man and a woman in marriage. Yahweh made Adam first then Eve. Adam is clearly the head of the family unit and Eve the help mate to ensure he had someone to help him carry out his spiritual duties.
Fathers are central to the emotional well-being of their children; they are are capable caretakers as well as disciplinarians. Fathers that are men of Yahweh should wake up every day with the weight of the role of being the head of the household. The husband is the Priest, caretaker, and provider of the family. However, you can build an intimate relationship with Yahushua through prayer time, fasting and seeking his face in the early hours of the morning. He will give you clarity and emotional stability to see your way through the day. The Holy Spirit can help guide you and help you make better informed decisions that affect you and your family. Emotions can betray you bitterly. Never base important decisions off your emotions, they will let you down every time.
A Father is affectionate and supportive. When he is heavily involved in his children’s lives, he can contribute greatly to your child’s cognitive abilities, language, and social development. As well as play a key role in a child’s academic achievement. Their sense of identity of who they are tied to the relationship they have with their father. They are able to develop a strong inner core, sense of well-being, good self-esteem, and authenticity.
The Bible tells us to “Honor thy mother and father so your days will be long.” Ephesians 6:1–2. This is the first commandment with a promise connected to longevity. It also states, “Father’s do not bring your children to anger.” Ephesians 6:4 and that parents should “Raise them up the way they should go. With fear and reverence of the Lord. ” Proverbs 22:6. Words are like daggers and pierce through the soul. They can inflict gaping wounds that are hard to mend. It can cause trauma and emotional instability for years. Parents be very careful what you say to your children. Choose your words wisely. Always try to be uplifting and encouraging even in their periods of rebellion. Tell them you love them and know they are intelligent enough to make the right decision. Children are always trying to live up to their dad’s expectations even into adulthood. I wonder if my father is watching? Am I making him proud during my performance, game, recital, grades, or career? These questions are constantly running through our subconscious.
Fathers if you are emotionally and physically abusive to your family, Stop! Repent and ask Yahushua to come into your life to fill that empty void that has plagued your life. You can be free from the hurt, and baggage. Be Free In Yahushua name. Ask your family for Forgiveness. Break the cycle today and become a new Creature.
Girls especially fall victim to the negative tendencies of their fathers. If their father was abusive they gravitate towards abusive men. The vicious cycle continues. Girls will look for men who hold the patterns of good old dad. Therefore, if the father was kind, loving, and gentle, they will reach for those characteristics in men.
How girls view men are intertwined with the relationship with their fathers. Women can carry emotional baggage into their marriage. This can be detrimental to their sex life and intimacy issues. Women are not allowed to feel vulnerable and completely let go with their husband. Sex life can become nonexistent
The story of the Prodigal Son is a great example of how a Father should love. How he unconditionally loved his lost and fallen son, regardless of his transgressions. Love should not be based on performance. Pushing your lives or agenda onto your children is not wise. This only leads to resentment. Especially if it’s not the child’s desire to pursue a thing. Allow them to pursue their own path. Offer them sound guidance and support on their path to self-discovery.
Fathers you are important to the family. We need you now more than ever. So much of our youth is lost today because of broken homes. They are searching for love and approval in all the wrong places. Children are suffering from rejection and insecurity issues and turning to gangs and drugs more than ever. We need you now. It’s Never too late to right the wrongs and hurts of the past. Maybe you walked away and feel it’s too late to ask for Forgiveness. Even adult kids need a relationship with their parents. Today is a new day. You still Matter. We Love you dads. Thanks for all the hard work and dedication you put into your families.