Of note to parents — Of note to fathers

The impact of parents on the spiritual life of their children cannot be underestimated. And maybe the reason fathers have so much more of an impact than mothers has to do with the fact that we call God “Father.” If our earthly fathers are absent from church, maybe that sends a message to kids that our Heavenly Father isn’t necessarily in the building either? Just ruminating.

Thoughts? Anyone?

One thought on “Of note to parents — Of note to fathers

  1. I think it has to do with the father figure historically being more of the authoritarian in a family unit.
    Today it’s evening out more, but in the past the father would say something was so, and expected it to be so. If the father said you’re going to church, you went, no questions asked. If mother said go to church, it felt more like a suggestion than a demand which needed to be obeyed.

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