God’s plan for the family is that children will be raised by a loving and involved mother and father. Statistics document that children with active and involved fathers are more confident, better able to deal with frustration, gain independence in their own identities better, more likely to mature into compassionate adults, more sociable, more secure, and less likely to show signs of depression. God’s Word has much to say about parenting. It also says, “Fathers, do not exasperate your children, instead bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” Join us today as we talk about the importance of fathers and raising children to know and love Jesus. My gues today is Rev. Matthew Clark. He is the father, husband, and pastor at Ascension Lutheran Church in St. Louis. Today is our Father’s Day special.