A great challenge to fathers, taken from "Bond of Brothers" by Wes Yoder:
... a father's narrative includes for his sons, and in perhaps even more powerful ways for his daughters, a living portrait of his character, his work ethic, his love, his ability to create, his desire to serve and his capacity to play. As a father, you are the nearest point of reference your children will ever have to what the words Dad, man, husband, and father actually mean... True narratives of fathers are not perfect pictures [but a child does] need a father's narrative, or his life will become much more difficult than it was ever meant to be.
Brett Lilly - Campus Pastor at Compass Church (95th campus), husband, father