The most important thing a father can do for his children is love their mother. (Theodore Hesburgh, late president of Notre Dame University)

It’s a great lesson for fathers. While their children may be honoring their mother—as they should today, fathers need to understand that it isn’t flowers or candy that mother’s need so much as it is the love of their husbands. It’s important for the wives, and it’s a great example for the children to see lived out before them daily.

Husbands . . . love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. . . . So again I say, each man must love his wife as he loves himself. (Ephesians 5:25, 33)