The future that we face tomorrow as a man and father is determined to a large extent today. Our individual decisions and lifestyle choices influence the way that society is heading, for we are re-laying the foundations of society with every new generation. Therefore, we as fathers must look closely at what we do or fail to do in this life, for we hold the future of the coming generations in our hands.
Our individual decisions and lifestyle choices influence the way that society is heading, for we are re-laying the foundations of society with every new generation.
Becoming a father brings many changes into our lives as men, just as becoming a husband brings changes into our lives as single men. There is a responsibility that comes with relationships of any kind, and if we handle those responsibilities well our relationship has the best chance of prospering. If we treat our wife with love and respect, we have a far greater chance of staying married than if we are uncaring or abusive towards her. If we build a loving and caring relationship with our children from the moment of their birth, then there is a far greater chance that they will want to continue that relationship with us when we are old.
When a building of any size is constructed what is most important initially is the laying of a strong and stable foundation, so it is with building a family. There are many things that we can do as a father or fail to do that will either strengthen or weaken the foundations of our family. Every society is built up of individual families, they are the building blocks used in its construction. When individual families are strong then society is strong, when individual families fail then society also begins to fail.
Every society is built up of individual families, they are the building blocks used in its construction.
Throughout ancient history we see the rise and fall of many influential societies and cultures, whether it be Greek or Roman, Babylonian or Assyrian. Each of these cultures had a time of influence upon the world stage and became the dominant ‘super powers’ of their time. But the influence of these ‘super powers’ waned as was eventually replaced by another, often because of the mistakes made by those who carried the responsibility to decide the future of that society.
Newton’s Third Law states that ‘for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction’ or in other words there are consequences for everything we do in life, either good or bad. Good decisions lead to good consequences, bad decisions lead to bad consequences. Good parenting decisions are most often made by those who have taken the time to consider the path they want to lead their children along in life. Therefore, we as fathers need to ensure to the best of our ability that we make well-informed and well-considered decisions if the future of our family is to be a successful one.
Good parenting decisions are most often made by those who have taken the time to consider the path they want to lead their children along in life.
Each day we as fathers make choices that determine the direction that our family is going, and when enough families are heading in the same direction then society is too. The question I ask is this: Will the generations to come thank you for the decisions you are making today? Or will they regret decisions that ultimately proved to be short-sighted and resulted in destruction rather than blessing?
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