Remember this, whatever authority you give away, can be most difficult to regain. And yet, it can be regained if we wake up, stand up, and fight to get it back.
Men, God has invested in you authority to govern your own life and family. Your submissive wife is your partner in this government. We must not be blind to the reality that there are sinister forces in this world who seek to undermine your right to govern yourself and your family. As fathers, we are responsible to God. We will give an account to God for how we have used or misused our authority of fatherhood.
Many fathers, through ignorance or neglect, have abdicated their fatherhood authority to their wives. This is not fair on them, for they are mothers, and not meant to be fathers.
Many Christian fathers have not seriously thought through the implications of state government education and the undermining effect it has on our children's moral values, as well as traditional Christian cultural values. Men, we abuse our roles as Christian fathers by ignorantly allowing the state to mold our children's values. I say these things because the state system is a hotchpotch of values, many of which undermine the values which God Himself has invested in the government of fatherhood.
The Apostle Paul states in Romans 6:16, "Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?" God is the prototype of all fatherhood and He wants His fatherhood, leadership, and governmental authority expressed through each father.
Father, on no account surrender your fatherhood to others who think they have more right to it than you do!