(Pro 4:3 KJV) For I was my father's son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.
This is not a doctrinal proof text but is does go along with something that is consistent throughout scripture and through observation of life. Children need both a father and a mother. The reason we need to reinforce this is because our current cultural elites are trying to drive the father out of the home. How many TV programs do you watch where there is a healthy family? I can’t answer that because I don’t watch TV but I saw a pattern when I did.
The pattern is to have no man around or to make the man a fool. This goes across the board. My main memory of reading Berenstain Bears was that the father was a nice guy but pretty incompetent.
So? We need to keep reminding ourselves that our culture and out faith do not run on the same rails. Keep checking.