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Summary: 1 of 1. Paul unveiled the role of submission inherent to a Christ-honoring family. Christ-honoring families operating in mutual submission, discover their foundational family integrity. Foundational family integrity is found in...

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FOUNDATIONAL FAMILY INTEGRITY—Ephesians 6:1-4...

points 3-4 of MUTUAL SUBMISSION-IV—Ephesians 5:21—6:4

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READ excerpts from—Focus on The Family’s—‘Celebrate Dad’s Unique Contributions This Father’s Day’ AND ‘How to Reignite Your Fatherly Fidelity’...

From Focus On The Family—'Celebrate Dad’s Unique Contributions This Father’s Day':

"What happens when a researcher tries to measure the parent-child bond using the same standard yardstick for both moms & dads?

Dads lose.

That’s what Kathryn Kerns discovered when she talked to teens & preteens about their parents.

But something wasn’t adding up: the kids were describing “rich, warm relationships” with their dads. So why weren’t the fathers scoring better?

Because the researchers were using the wrong yardstick.

Turns out you can’t evaluate dads the same as moms, because fathers parent their children very differently than mothers do.

Dr. Kerns talked about her findings with the Wall Street Journal recently. The article, “Mom, Let Dad Be Dad,” describes how her team needed to create new tests & techniques to better capture “the father factor.”

And once they did, dads started scoring much better. We’re now learning about “the nuances, & the value, of the seemingly random, sometimes silly play many dads engage in with their children.”

Where previous mom-oriented tests minimized the importance of exploration & risk-taking, new studies are capturing just how much fathers contribute in this area. Through play, silliness & even a certain level of “pushiness,” dads help children develop & become well-rounded adults.

...Sometimes dads get a bum rap. If only they could be more sensitive, more tender, more … like mom.

Don’t get me wrong – sensitivity & tenderness are great qualities in a dad.

But so are a love of roughhousing & laughter!

So this Father’s Day, celebrate dads. Thank God for all the unique ways they contribute to their children – the zany antics they go through to make a baby smile, the wrestling on the floor with the kids, the corny “dad jokes” they share.

And when Dad throws his toddler high up into the air this weekend? Smile & let him be. Turns out, he’s just doing his job.”

From Focus On The Family—'How to Reignite Your Fatherly Fidelity’:

"Men have a special role in the family.

They show their daughters what to look for in a future husband & how a man should treat his wife. They show their boys how to be a committed husband, a loving father, & a man of integrity.

At least that’s what we’re striving to do."

We don’t always hit the mark, but I can tell you, there are a lot of good men out there. They’re dedicated fathers & husbands who are committed to their families & work hard to instill strong values in their children.

Still, guys get busy building their careers or working hard to make ends meet, & they can always use some encouragement to remember that the needs of their wives & children are their greatest responsibilities.


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