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Like Father, Like Fathers

One of the complaints made by many contemporary Christian fathers is that their fathers were not good role models. Examples are valuable. Jay Adams acknowledges that we are deeply influenced both by nature. and nurture. R.L Dabney stated, "When a man and a women have a child, they have kindled a spark that can never be put out. That child, blessed or cursed, will exist forever and ever...And further, God...has made the world in such a way that parents have a tremendous influence over the direction their children take - either for good or evil." Boys should learn from their fathers how to be men, husbands, and fathers. "Like father like son" is not a meaningless cliche.