Face it, preceding generations of fathers were not raised or taught to be nurturing parents. Society expected them and rewarded them for devoting their time and attention to the company. The tired men upon late arrival home took out their pressures, anger and frustrations on their wives and children. After all, a man needed order in the house too for efficiency and stern qualities yielded orderly results. Abuse and neglect in not sparing the rod were proverbial wisdom and practice. As society advanced, ideals of manhood and masculinity yielded even more conflicting expectations of the man in the house.
This did not result in boys, especially, to still yearn for a dad he could embrace and look up to. This Father Hunger has scarred many children, adolescents, and men who seek a role model as they raise their own children. Fortunately, regardless of family lines, many men are choosing to mentor other men for mutual healing. Learn how you can plug in.