Are Men Supposed to Provide Covering? Part II
by Clarence Boyd on November 22nd, 2016

“In an age where more and more fathers are absent in the home, how important is the covering of a father? The role of fatherhood is changing so fast and being redefined so quickly that most people are not even aware of the changes. The average home today is perceived as a single-parent home, usually led by the mother. In fact, the general rule in the home is to prepare daughters for independence. This does not mean that she may not marry, but that she should not be solely dependent on any man.” (Endangered Masculinity, page 22)
Let it be said up front that regardless of the circumstances, God has not changed His mind.  Everything created by God was meant to be covered.  This still means that men were created to cover their wives and children. It is understood that this does not seem to be the case in light of research and reality today.  However, just because something has suffered setbacks does not mean that it is totally lost.  Although it is a fact that the many men are absent from their homes, it does not mean that men cannot be redeemed. The Word of God declares that it is the plan of God “to turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers; or else I will come and strike the land with a curse.” (Mal. 4:6)
The question must be raised: “Do you feel that our land, our communities, even our nation is suffering under the curse that is the result of the absence of fathers in the home? Put another way, is the absence of covering contributing to the growing challenges related to the male man and the increasing confusion surrounding the whole concept of manhood in general? This question must be addressed by both fathers and sons, grandfathers and grandsons, by every man who is concerned about the fact that masculinity is under attack.  Will you join this discussion and help us find answers to this dilemma? Your input is valuable, but your joining the battle to preserve authentic manhood is imperative.  We look forward to your involvement and appreciate your input.

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