It Take More Than Sperm To Be A Dad

Posted by    |    June 17th, 2012 at 5:40 am

Want to know who holds the record for fathering the most children by one wife? It’s a Russian father who has 69 children. Unbelievable? Nope, it’s true. This Russian father has 16 sets of twins, 7 sets of triplets and 4 sets of quadruplets. Humble yourselves dads – you’re not as prolific as you thought you were!

I also read where NFL running back Travis Henry has 9 children by 9 different women. I’m not sure that’s anything to be real proud of. And just incase Mr. Henry ever runs across this post I’d like to say … Dear Mr. Henry, a real man doesn’t love a million different women, a real man loves one woman a million different ways. Sincerely, Me :)

Father’s Day is this Sunday and it got me thinking about what makes a real dad … and it’s not just sperm. It takes more than sperm to be a “real” dad … it takes time. Your manhood should never be measured by the amount of children you have, but what kind of father you are. It takes a man to be a real dad (Ephesians 6:4). Here are a few things “real” dads do:

  • Be there for your kids.
  • Read to your children.
  • Be a good role model.
  • Spend time one-on-one with each child.
  • Treat the mother of your children with respect.
  • Pray together.
  • Play together.
  • Help with your children’s home work.
  • Set clear, consistent limits.
  • Listen to your children.
  • Know your children’s friends.
  • Go with your children to church.
  • Take your children to work with you.
  • Be affectionate.
  • Read the Bible together.

A real dad simply doesn’t produce children, but a real dad is committed to his children. Because there can be no “real” fathering with out commitment.

Don’t just produce kids, be a dad.