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The Three Roles of Fathers
March 03, 2017

Fathers Who Assume Their Leadership Role In Righteousness Protect And Save Their Children

Book of Mormon Marriage And Family Study

1 Nephi 8:13

“And I cast my eyes round about, that perhaps I might discover my family also,…”

I cast my eyes round about.

Two spiritual gifts fathers should seek after are quick to observe and the gift of discernment. These gifts help you heal your children when they are spiritually or emotionally injured. For instance, your children might not know how to bring it up to you or is afraid to for whatever reason.

The father has three roles;

  1. Provider
  2. Protector
  3. Presider

He is the protector and defender, and that includes the spiritual and physical protection. Being the protector means he should assume his role as the leader in the home.

He Must Lead Out With Love!

That requires living according to the principles of righteousness; otherwise, you have no ability to draw down the powers of heaven into your home. Cast your eyes about your family and perceive when your children are bleeding emotionally and spiritually and be ready at moments notice to have a quality one-on-one time with them. This is how you change the world one person at a time.

What a powerful way to strengthen children one-on-one than to pray with them, ponder the scriptures together just you two, and to give a fathers blessing.

These two gifts encourage children to seek their fathers out for advice and help with their challenges because they feel safe and they trust their father.

Fathers who lead out in righteousness raise strong and confident children with the courage to do hard things. Additionally they have the bravery to face the evils of the world and not be destroyed by it.

If you live in the Salt Lake City valley, I invite you to join us at church on Sunday's at 1 p.m. We are a mid-singles ward; however, if you have a family please don't let that stop you. Please, join us for for our first meeting which is Sacrament meeting, and make sure you ask someone to introduce you to our ward mission leader. Our address is 7155 South 540 East, Midvale Utah, 84047.

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