Regarding Father’s Day: Single dads are dads too!



This month I’d like to bring emphasis to the single dads in our world today. Let’s start by thinking about single dads and Father’s Day.

Father’s Day is set aside to celebrate the father’s in our world. Some children of divorce may not have a close relationship with their father. Perhaps the Lord has provided another person to play that father role. If the Lord has provided a grandfather, uncle, older siblings, neighbors or even a male mentor from the church, encourage the child to celebrate that person.

Be encouraging to every child who thinks their father doesn’t love them because they don’t live with them or the child rarely sees their father. You can encourage children by explaining that God, the Heavenly Father, is with them every day and He is a father that will never leave or forsake them.

Some children are close to the earthly father. They may live with that dad full time, fifty percent of the time or only on the weekends and one day out of the week. They deserve to be celebrated too.

How will you celebrate the divorced dads this Father’s Day? Give it some thought please. Don’t children deserve to celebrate their dads no matter the relationship with the dad; where the dad lives; or how often the child gets to be with the dad?



This article is updated and adapted from an article originally published on the Kids & Divorce blog on June 14, 2013.

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