Fathers, God holds us responsible for the well being of our children. Responsible parenting is much more than providing food, clothing, and shelter. We must take responsibility for the home environment. Home must be a place where children live with parents that truly love one another. If this is not the case, we must face the facts that we are not being responsible parents. How can we teach our children to love one another when we as parents do not set an example of what this means?
In homes where parents really love one another the children will feel the security of that love. This is responsible parenting. Children thrive emotionally, mentally, and physically far more in a home where parents continue to demonstrate their love for one another on a daily basis. When the love of parents for each other breaks down it has devastating results on the children. The children become unsettled, often displaying sullenness or hyperactive behavior. Sudden outbursts of emotions, disobedience, and anger occur more frequently than normal. Eating habits and learning abilities can be affected negatively.
It is a very serious situation when parents allow their love for each other to cool down. Be a responsible parent as you move into the New Year and LOVE YOUR WIFE MORE AND MORE EACH DAY.