In this next Fatherhood Series post I wanted to go a little in depth on the role we dad’s play, but differently from what may have already been featured on other blogs and websites relating to the subject.
As Writing Elite is a family platform dedicated to fostering a love of reading within families, I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t encourage Dad’s to read more as well. So, I wanted to offer you’ll the opportunity to check these books out. 😁
Why do I mention these books? The reason being, a man in such a role has to be intelligent and actively thinking. So this makes the acquisition and application of knowledge very important to carry out the duties of our role effectively. So with that being said, let’s begin our conversation. 😀 There is a growing amount of studies being done on us dad’s and the affect that we have on our children. In brief, active dads have a tremendous impact their children’s overall growth and development.
… Of course, I’m pretty sure you’ll knew that. 😎
It can be a pretty hard juggle in the modern times we live in. There seems to be so little time to divide between our career’s, and other responsibilities that the feeling we are neglectful to give our children their share can creep to mind. I decided to break this post into two parts. In part 1, we’ll discuss our roles as husbands since a healthy marriage is the foundation of a happy family. In part 2, we’ll discuss the Dad aspect.
The Active Role of a Husband.
“..And one of His signs is that He created mates for you from yourselves that you may find rest in them and He put between you love and compassion; most surely there are signs in this for a people who reflect.” (Holy Qur’an 30:21)
I’ve always loved this verse of the Qur’an, in brief it spells out the overall goal of marriage. A spouse is more than just a partner you share a home with. For husbands, your wife is a divine gift of mutual love and compassion.
The last part of that verse I would like to give special attention to, it’s not just for Muslims, but for every man that takes on the lofty, but important role of a husband.
“… most surely there are signs in this for a people who reflect.”
A man who understands how important his role is, is mindful of that duty, and the responsibility that comes with it. It’s not an easy role, being a bachelor there are few worries a man has to contend with. However, as a husband (and father) you’ll have to balance a lot more give than take. Here are a few things we (husband’s) should consider in regards to our roles as husband’s:
- There is more to our role, than being the bread winner, or head of the house.
- Our families are living breathing organizations, ones that need conscientious leadership and love to grow.
- Consider what you husband/dad mean to each member of your family and how you can best serve each member in order to grow in their respective roles in the family.
- No man is perfect, and mistakes happen and we as husband’s may even slack when our wives need us most. In those situations don’t be too hard on yourself, rather work hard to rectify where you went wrong.
- Communication is always key – we aren’t always the best communicators, but that shouldn’t stop us from working on it. 😁
An Awesome Gift 😍
My wife, Sophia brought this wonderful book to my attention; and I couldn’t help but give our readers the opportunity to check it out as well.
In part 2 we will explore the Dad aspect of our roles in a bit more detail. For now what are some of your thoughts? In what ways do you see your role as a husband. Feel free to comment.