On the Outside Looking In: Hope for Separated Fathers Who Want to be Good Fathers
Those seven principles of Good Fatherhood again:
Some Do's and Don’ts for
(Creating The Right Relationship With Your Children)
In the last chapter we dealt with seven principles of how to approach Fatherhood. In this
chapter I want to focus on creating the conditions for a healthy relationship with your children.
Establishing and maintaining a positive relationship is not always as simple as it may appear.
There are a few considerations given the special nature of your relationship.
The first consideration is that of the role of a father in any child's life. We are not called to
be their friends - although we can be friendly. When I say friends I means that children are never
on the same level as their parents until they become responsible adults - and even then - they are
still our children.
God created a certain order and for good reason. In the previous chapter we discussed
Ephesians 6:4 where God said to rear them [tenderly] in the training and discipline and the
counsel and admonition of the Lord (AMP). Let us look now at another instruction God gave to