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Fathers and Fatherhood



Being a Good Father (blog)
A simple blog about striving to be a good father, a good dad... every day, in every way, for as long as we can.

Tips on Being a Good Father
Fatherhood is a big responsibility but it is also a lot of fun. Here are 10 tips to keep in mind along the way.

The Hands of the Fathers
Exerpt from Jeffrey R. Holland's discussion on the importance of fatherhood.

LDS Perspective on Fatherhood:

Being a Righteous Husband and Father
"To Latter-day Saints, marriage is a sacred privilege and obligation. Husbands are expected to show perfect moral fidelity, reverence for Motherhood, regard the family as most important, accept their wife as an equal partner, be tender in the intimate relationship, be loving, not abusive, provide temporal support, lead family in Church participation, and teach the Gospel to family members." President Howard W. Hunter

To the Fathers in Israel
In October 1987 General Conference, President Ezra Taft Benson describes the sacred calling of a father as the most important calling in time and eternity for a man; and one from which he will never be released. He also gives 10 specific ways to give spiritual leadership.

LDS Perspective on Fatherhood
"LDS fathers have primary responsibility for providing spiritual and physical support for all other family members (D&C 68:25, 28; 75:28). Giving Christlike service as a husband and father is the most important work a man can perform during mortality. Far more than mere procreation, fatherhood entails the lifelong care of children and loving support of their mother."

Role of Men in the Church
"LDS men ideally strive to follow Christ by serving family and fellow beings through love, work, priesthood callings, instruction, and example." Encyclopedia of Mormonism