It Takes A Man To Be A Father

It Takes a Man to Be a Father

1 Kings 2:1-4

Dr. Jim Denison

I can prove that fathers need a day like today. Consider some school-age children’s’ answers to the following questions:

What did your mom need to know about your dad before she married him? She had to know his background. Like is he a crook? Does he get drunk on beer? Does he make at least $800 a year? Did he say NO to drugs and YES to chores?

Who’s the boss at your house? I guess mom is, but only because she has a lot more to do than dad.

What’s the difference between moms and dads? Moms work at work and work at home, but dads just go to work at work. Dads are taller and stronger, but moms have all the real power ’cause that’s who you gotta ask if you want to sleep over at your friend’s.

How did your mom meet your dad? Mom was working in a store and dad was shoplifting.

But there’s good news as well.

A priest surveyed the children in his parish, asking them which they would choose if they had to—television or their father. 92% said they’d take their dad.