Oh daddies who are thinking of walking away from your family…..don’t you do it. Stay. Work through things. Be humble. Be selfless. Daddy, stay with the wife of their youth, Malachi 2. Daddy, work with your hands and labor hard to provide shelter for your family. Daddy, be a full-grown men, who loves Jesus the Carpenter and King of kings. Daddy, spend serious time turning pages of the Bible and then on your knees confessing your need for God. Daddy, have nerves of steel to never give up on bringing your children up in the Lord. Daddy, stay for a lifetime. Love your woman and love your children. Grab that Bible. The Almighty who wrote it will teach you what you don’t know. He will be your Father. He will teach you to be a man and how to be a father. Look, take a close look at Jesus. When you truly see Jesus, you will see the Father. Stay daddy. Kiss your baby. Hold your woman. Stay and give them support. Be home at night when the work day is done. Stay.
– a man who doesn’t provide for his family is worse than an unbeliever – 1 Timothy 5:8
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