But to see this more clearly we need to get the bigger picture.
In the created order that God put in place before sin was in the world, and in the covenantal order that God put in place with the Jewish people from Abraham to the coming of Christ, “God is primarily building his covenant people through the mechanism of procreation” (Danylak, 9.).
He gives her the best gift a woman can get in this world: protection.
And the little girl learns to trust the man in her life.
Accessing these resources will ultimately help single dads help their children.
I've made it my business to observe fathers and daughters. Like the little girl who's not very cute - her teeth are funny, and her hair doesn't grow right, and she's got on thick glasses - but her father holds her hand and walks with her like she's a tiny angel that no one can touch.
Thus says the Lord: “Keep justice, and do righteousness, for soon my salvation will come, and my deliverance be revealed.Several single dads called in to share their stories about what it’s like to raise children as a single dad. He is only 22 and has three children—the oldest is 7. And yet he finished high school and became an electrician despite the mother walking out on the family.He accepted the responsibility of caring for his three children, and he and his children are apparently doing very well. That need isn’t surprising because, as I shared with the listeners, single parents most need resources that meet their children’s needs.The Pew Research Center just released a report that describes the rapid increase in the number and proportion of single-parent homes headed by fathers.Since 1960, the number has increased from less than 300,000 to more than 2.6 million (as of 2011), more than a 900 percent increase.