Father's Biblical Responsibility

"Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it" (Proverbs 22:6). If we don't train our children, there may be someone of lesser moral turpitude who will.


Biblically, men are the foundation of our homes. We are the primary faith-trainers of our families, including our children. When we are physically or emotionally absent, often due to the demand of our vocation, the walls of our homes are subject to crumble; leaving our families broken and our children as casualties in the wake.


"Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 'Honor your father and mother' (which is the first commandment with a promise)" (Ephesians 6:1-2). Biblically, our children are commanded to obey their parents in the instruction of the Lord. Without this instructional foundation, our children may lose respect for the highest authority which in turn cascades to those of lesser authority; the law, their parents, and their teachers.


Likewise, "Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord" (Ephesians 6:4). While mother's roles are critical in nurturing our children, biblically, men are called to be their primary faith-trainers; bringing them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. As fathers, when we fail in these responsibilities, we risk obedience in our children. As they grow, this lack of obedience often promotes to unlawful and immoral activities.


"Dauntless Dads" are fathers, father-figures, and mothers with absent fathers within our communities who have teamed to honor commitments with faith-training our children. And when our children grow, they will not depart from it. They will instill these principles in their children, and we will redeem our culture of faith-trainers for generations to come.