As a father the greatest gift I can give to my child is to love his mother with utmost fidelity and show unequivocal dedication to the wholesomeness of the family.
There are no toys, no gadgets, not enough trips to Disneyland or Disney World that compares to the impact and significance of this gift.
Yet, in the ever elusive fast lane of personal happiness and pursuit of success, which is often wrongly defined by the square footage of living space and the horse power of the car driven, we sacrifice this greatest gift.
Over the years through my personal observation I have come to conclude the following. I would postulate to you that there are two characteristics common to all broken marriages -
#1. The compromise of utmost fidelity to the spouse and unequivocal dedication to the wholesomeness of the family results in the catastrophe of broken marriages.
[My wife told me that I should simplify what I wrote above. So here it goes: When we compromise our faithfulness to our spouse and dedication to the overall health (spiritual, emotional, financial, psychological and physical) of the family, it results in a broken marriage. Doesn't the other one sound better?]
#2. In all cases of broken marriages that have children involved, they are the inevitable casualty.
However, my goal in this post is not to dissect the causes of broken marriages. Rather, I simply acknowledge that our world is filled with broken marriages, and it is caused due to the failure on the part of one or both spouses to love each other with utmost fidelity and the lack of unequivocal dedication to the wholesomeness of the family.
And, I for one, do not want to become part of the statistics. If I could help, neither do I want to see other men add to the stats.
This blog post therefore is a general call to us men. Men, who are fathers. Men, who are on the verge of becoming a father. Men, who want to be a father someday.
I call you to give the greatest gift that as fathers we can give to our kids. The gift of loving their mother with utmost fidelity and show unequivocal dedication to the wholesomeness of the family.
Are you up for this challenge?
It’s not easy. Takes work. Daily work. I am working at it daily.
What steps are you taking to give your kids this greatest gift of loving their mother with utmost fidelity and how are you showing unequivocal dedication to the wholesomeness of the family.
Share your story. Encourage someone.
© 2011 http://whyfatherhoodrocks.wordpress.com Ahin Chakraborty
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