ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

A Real Father Is Not A Baby-Daddy

Updated on June 14, 2010

4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Ephesians 6

In the vernacular of today’s slang, the term “Baby-Daddy” denotes one who fathers a child outside of wedlock. This term has its origin in the African-American community, and became a part of the world’s lexicon in the last ten years or so. The term has become accepted in today’s society, as with other forms of sin.

Although there are some Baby-Daddies that have stepped up to the plate and have taken an active role in their child’s development, many have” left the building”, leaving the job of child-rearing to mother, forcing her to assume to role of both parents. Some Baby -Daddies have gone on to produce even more children out-of-wedlock, making worse an already confusing situation in not providing a stable homelife and instruction for the child.

From a Christian perspective, Baby-Daddies cheapen the role God had set for the father of children. A true father is the cornerstone or rock for his family; being a loving husband to his wife, and an example and teacher of things pertaining to God and godly living to his children. However, we live in a world in which the precepts of God has taken a back-seat to the whims of Satan and the world, and have become in the mind of some, an obsolete concept having little or no validity in today’s broad-minded, fast-paced society.

When God placed Adam upon this planet, he was required by the Almighty to assume the chief role. He was responsible for everything God created. Eve was created as a helper and companion for Adam, and she had a role set by the Lord, with boundaries she was not to cross. Adam was the head, Eve although not subservient or a slave to her husband, was to support him. But as we know, things got off-track.

God commanded them to be fruitful and multiply -- to produce children and rear them in the fear of the Lord -- to teach them by word and by example, which meant the parents themselves must be in the Will of God; basing their lives on His precepts. In essence, in the manner God teaches His children, we as fathers must teach our children. Jesus said his actions were based upon what he saw The Father do. That reflected upon the excellency of God’s teachings and example, and the child Jesus’ willingness to listen and observe.

As Father’s Day approaches, we as Christian fathers should continue to look within ourselves, and using the light of God’s Word, examine our motives and actions, and in finding anything contrary to His Word, eliminate it, so we can continue to be effective fathers in the home.

To the absent Baby-Daddies:

Step up to the plate and take responsibility for the life you produced. First, get your life in order with Jesus, then making things right with your child and its mother, that you may leave a more positive, eternal legacy.

To the Baby-Daddies that have an active role in their child’s life

. The same applies to you. First accept Jesus as your Savior and Lord, and in doing so, you will be adding more to the love you already have for your child. Thank you for stepping up to the plate.

I’m not excluding Baby-Mommas. That’s my next hub.

Finally, Happy Father’s Day!

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)