This was so sweet and beautiful. I may not agree with *everything* this man says about “different” moralities (my husband and I believe in absolute truth and that there’s a clear right and wrong), but the general video is gold.
His main point?
It’s father’s who are burdened with the glorious duty and responsibility to teach their children what is right and what is wrong.
It’s not your church’s job… it’s not the teachers’ job or even the school system.
No. It all falls down to fathers (and I’d also say married mothers to a lesser extent).
Single moms statistically just can’t do it… that’s been proven over and over again. In fact, we now know that single moms only make society worse by producing children who are far more likely to be promiscuous, drug-addicted, jail-birds, violent offenders, gang members, and so on. It’s not fair, but it’s the way God created the family model to be.
Fathers are so important to our society, because they hold this power over the lives of their children.
And yes, it looks like an incredibly heavy burden, one I’m familiar with when watching my husband take on this role day in and day out when teaching our two oldest (but especially our oldest as he’s at the perfect age for this stuff).
I know I don’t have that burden on my shoulders. Is there some burden there to raise them in a godly household and talk through questions or problems, teach them about male-female dynamics etc? Yes, but it’s not the same as what I see my husband bear.
We work together in raising our children, yes, but it’s not the same. I know for a fact I couldn’t do this without him.
He, as the head of our family and Patriarch, has to bear all the weight of leading our family in truth and knowledge. It is an incredible burden to take all of that on… especially when you think about the impact you as a father will have on these children as they grow up and have children, and then carry on what you taught them to their children and so on.
All the weight of teaching our kids the proper biblical life model, even though I assist with that, too, is on him. In fact, most of what I teach them on my own, are things he’s told me he wants them to go over or learn about.
What a beautiful thing to reflect on though, and something our society so needs to hear at the moment. That it’s up to the fathers to teach their children morality.
Because they truly are the only ones who really can.