Rebecca Hagelin

Dad, we need you.

It's a simple message, but one rarely heard in today?s culture.  The sad reality is that we live in a society where the message to fathers is, ?You?re irrelevant. You?re useless. You are a loser.?  Just flip on the television: commercials and sitcoms portray fathers as wimpy and ignorant.  Men are depicted as lazy, uninvolved, unwanted, and/or impotent.

Dads, I?ve got news. Your family needs you. Society needs you.  Your sons and daughters need you.  Good dads have been the backbone of strong families, the secret behind happy children, and the zing in the step of satisfied wives throughout history.

So dear dads, this Father's Day, I honor all of you who have rejected the messages of a crazy culture that seeks to devalue you. I applaud those of you who, despite the hysterical screams of raging feminists, still open the doors for women.  I extol men who protect your daughters and sons from those who seek to rob them of their innocence and their best futures. Thank you for your strong character, your courage, and for standing up for truth. 
Along with the honor of being a father comes tremendous responsibility.  In my newly released book, "Home Invasion: Protecting Your Family in a Culture That's Gone Stark Raving Mad", I dedicate an entire chapter to Dads, outlining a half a dozen virtues that are particularly important for fathers to model for their families.  Included in my list are reverence, commitment, honesty, pleasantness and respect, fitness and communication.  I?ve excerpted below the section on reverence:

Rebecca Hagelin

Rebecca Hagelin is a public speaker on the family and culture and the author of the new best seller, 30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family.
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