A Vote in Favour of Fatherhood

Artwork for Character Counts: Building a Life That Pleases God

Fathers get a bad rap these days. Some aren't there enough. Some don't provide enough. Others aren't strong enough. The list seems to go on and on. But when we come to the Proverbs, we find a markedly different picture. Fathers are mentioned at least 26 times in this famous book of wisdom, and interestingly, each time it's a positive reference. Solomon doesn't berate dads and their failures but looks for opportunities to laud their significance in who they are and how they relate to their families. In times like these, we need a vote in favour of fatherhood.