The Importance of the Father-Son Relationship

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 positive, better able to deal with frustrations, are more likely to mature into compassionate adults, more sociable, secure, and less likely to show signs of depression. God’s Word has much to say about fathers and sons. It says, “Fathers, do not exasperate your children, instead bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” It also says in Malachi 4:6, “He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers.” Join us today as I interview Rev. Jim Buckman about the importance of the father-son relationship. He’s pastor of Faith Lutheran Church in Lakeforest Illinois.