LIFE IN BALANCE- The Father Every Wife Wants 3Adeshola Ezeokoli
This blog post concludes this series on Fathers
Present supporter: A wife wants the father of her children to be present and supportive. She should not have to keep on asking you to pay your children’s school fees. A wife does not want to beg for supportA woman needs support for her own dreams and ambitions as well. Your wife does not exist only to help you, she has dreams of her own to fulfill in the various areas of her life, be it in the home, where her career is concerned; starting a business and whatever areas God has laid on her heart. A father should also be supportive of his children, in their dreams and endeavors. This does not always mean giving your approval to everything that they want to do. Sometimes being supportive means guiding your child towards things that are in their best interests, and guiding them away from things that are not. There are many ways to support your family: financially, emotionally, by your presence; with your words, and on and on it goes. Be your family’s greatest cheerleader.
Impartial corrector: No wife expects her husband to abdicate his role as a disciplinarian. Yes, dads should be disciplinarians. Do not leave discipline up to mom, all the time. Correcting a child does not mean shouting and yelling at them. You should correct your children where they err as well as be a consistent voice in their lives as far as discipline is concerned. A father should not show favoritism, preferring one child over the other. Each child should be loved equally, not compared to his/her siblings; and complimented on his/her own merits and strengths.
This concludes this series on Fathers, from a wife’s perspective.
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