Fatherhood Myths

Fatherhood Myths

Ephesians 6:4 (ESV)
4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Myth 1: Having a wife and kids is the ultimate test of godly
manhood
“For thus says the Lord: ‘To the eunuchs who keep my
Sabbaths, who choose the things that please me and
hold fast my covenant, I will give in my house and
within my walls monument and a name better than sons
and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name that
shall not be cut off.’” (Isaiah 56:4-5)
Truth: Marriage and fatherhood might be normal, but that
doesn’t mean it is normative

Myth 2: If dad is happy, his children will be happy
Truth: Godly fatherhood is not father-centered.

Myth 3: A child’s happiness should be a father’s ultimate
concern
Truth: Godly fatherhood is not child-centered