Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you. (H. Jackson Brown, late inspirational author)

One could wish that more parents would take Brown’s advice. With the breakdown of the home in recent years—especially the increase in fatherless homes, we should not be surprised with the tragic results. For all parents—single or partnered—what a worthy challenge. It’s a goal to be achieved by standing on righteous principles and exercising biblical love in the home.

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord (Ephesians 6:4).