Now, I know all of the statistics on fathers in America and how they are often deadbeats, getting women pregnant then leaving them to raise the children as single parents. I know that a father's impact on the development of his children is profound beyond belief and that his participation in their lives reduces their risk of all kinds of horrible, negative traits. I also know that dads often spend more of their time, energy, focus, effort, and dreams on their work, money, toys/tools, and hobbies than with their spouse, family, and in their church.
I don't want to make this political, but it seems to me that if women want to truly empower themselves, they would stop putting up with self-centered men and cry out against deadbeat dads. And if men wanted to be the heroes they dream of, they would rise up and put aside their own desires to sacrifice for the lives of their families - be a hero to the little boy or girl that calls him dad, and to the woman who looks forward to his coming home from work to help put the kids to bed. Sure, there's nobody watching to pat him on the back and no chance of a pay raise for doing a good job. But the payoff is far greater than any father could ever conceive of, even in his wildest dreams.
|Me wrestling with my two boys|
...or he can watch TV.