The best thing a father can do

I came across this quote the other day by John Wooden, a renowned basketball coach.

best thing a father can do

β€œThe best thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.”

It struck a deep chord within me, as I reflected upon our marriage and parenting journey over the past few years. In our society and culture in Singapore, we often see a father as the provider, protector, and strength of the family. Granted, many mothers today also play these roles to varying extents.

And as I think about this simple quote, I realise that the roles and responsibilities that a father often shoulders are in actual fact so closely linked to, and can be boiled down to this one thing — LOVING HIS WIFE. He can’t fully provide if the marriage is in shambles, neither can he fully protect.

But when the love within the marriage is strong, even when trials and challenges present themselves, the family stands a good fighting chance of weathering them together.

So today, I just want to express my thankfulness and love for the man in my house — my God-fearing, loving and also laughter-inducing husband, who also helps out with the kids as much as he can.

Although we may be walking through some challenging circumstances right now, I know things will be alright. As long as we walk hand-in-hand, our hearts open to God in obedience, He will surely carry us through.

A loving marriage is the foundation of a strong, healthy family. Do you agree?

Read also: The power of a father

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  1. says

    Awww that’s very sweet. It’s true, I think that’s why the bible verse ‘husbands love your wife’ ( sorry very bad at remembering the chapter & verse lah!) because as you say it’s a foundation to a strong family. πŸ™‚

  2. says

    This is something I strongly believe in. I’m always reminding myself and the husband that a strong and loving relationship between husband and wife is the key to good parenting!

  3. says

    Well said, I want my kids to grow up to respect and love their spouse.
    Unfortunately, it is so difficult to kiss my Mrs to demonstrate the value of respect, kids are so possessive haha πŸ™‚


  4. PR says

    True. I came across a similar phrase in a Gary Chapman’s book : A strong & loving marriage is the greatest gift parents can give to their children. The author explained that children grow up socially and emotionally confident when they enter adulthood. That is the key to good parenting too.

    My hubby & I reminded each other that. Not easy. But I believe, with God’s guidance, we all can do it. πŸ™‚

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