Iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17 NASB)
A boy needs a father image. A dad who will teach him, admonish him, encourage him, play with him, and be his friend. Many of our homes today, including Christian homes, are fatherless. You can go to web sites and see the frightening statistics about fatherless homes. Children from fatherless homes are 20 times more likely to drop out of high school, 10 times more likely to abuse chemical substances, and 20 times more likely to end up in prison. These are tragic statistics that were posted on Ethnic Baby Geocities.com.
The Apostle Paul mentored young Timothy while Barnabas took John Mark under his wing. We need dads who are willing to be Boy Scout leaders, Little League coaches, craft teachers, or leaders for any number of other activities. Most of all we need dads who are willing to be mentors and friends to their sons.
What will your son or daughter remember most about you as a dad? Will it be your absenteeism, or the time you spent doing what they desired?