The True Measure of A Father

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Mormon Father and SonAs a single man, and the son of a father, I would like to be so bold as to send out a message to “fathers” everywhere. I would like to go on record as being one to set the record straight that just because a male is biologically able to play a part in the creation of a new life, that does not constitute him being a “father.”

Being a true father is more than having the title of “father.” The title of “father” is not a God-given right, it is a title that is earned. Being a father means more than seeing a new life come into the world, and then going happily on your way to do what you want to do, when you want to do it. The major part of being a father is BEING THERE.

A true father needs to be there to do his part in taking care of and raising his child, and helping to guide that child’s footsteps on the path that he should go. A true father sets the proper example to help his child to mature into a well-behaved, respectable and responsible adult that will be a practical contribution, versus a menace, to the society in which he lives. A true father knows what he believes, and stands firm in those beliefs. A true father is a man of courage, a man of discipline, a man of principle, a man of moral fortitude.

What are your thoughts?


One thought on “The True Measure of A Father

    bur911 said:
    Thursday, 24 October2013 at 11:42

    My last blog “Warning! Time’s Passing” is partially talking about the same issue in a different manner. As a male, you don’t have the right to be a father if you’re not up to it. Fatherhood needs effort and good mentality, your kids acquires your habits and imitate your character because you are everything they know. They need a father more than they need money, so if you’re working for a long time every day, I’d guess it’ll affect your kids badly.
    Besides, give them what they need so they can give you what you need when you get older. many fathers could care less about upbringing their kids the right way, yet they feel surprised why there kids don’t help them later. It’s simple and easy, give so you can take.

    One more nice post, keep up the inspiration. 🙂


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