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Start a Revolution on Father’s Day


This week, I came across the following by Rebecca Hagelin. She contributes regularly as a columnist to the conservative website, TownHall.Com. I have been a reader of her posts off and on for years.

Start a Revolution on Father’s Day!

by Rebecca Hagelin

What we need when Fathers Day arrives on Sunday is nothing short of a family revolution, led by Americas fathers.

Ours is a broken culture — of fathers and mothers with broken vows; families with broken bonds; and children with broken hearts.

For every 100 babies born in America, 60 are born to a broken family. That is, they are either born out of wedlock, or to a family that will soon suffer divorce. Our teen pregnancy rate is the highest in the Western world. Our little girls are looking and behaving like sex kittens at younger and younger ages…. [Read the entire article here where it appeared in the Washington Times.]

Her call for responsible leadership by fathers is exactly what Paul proposed in Ephesians 6:4.

Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

Also in Colossians 3:21, he said:

Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.

Is there any doubt that our Lord wants fathers to model themselves after the loving care of our Heavenly Father? Yet many of us have abdicated our responsibilities as we play our games and accumulate our toys. Some of us do this virtually all of the time; virtually all of us do this some of the time.

My hat is off to Rebecca Hagelin for hitting the nail on the head! Let’s pay attention to the problems she identifies and to the solutions she suggests!

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