Saturday, July 16, 2016

Differences Between Mothers and Fathers, and Why They Are Needed

Fathers and mothers prepare children for life differently.  Dads tend to see their children in relation to the rest of the world.  Mothers tend to see the rest of the world in relation to their children.  Think about it.

What motivates most mothers as parents?  They are motivated primarily by things from the outside world that could hurt their child. …  Fathers, while not unconcerned with these things, tend to focus on how their children will or will not be prepared for something they might encounter in the world. …

Fathers tend toward helping children see that particular attitudes and behaviors have certain consequences. … Mothers are more likely to try to soften the blows of these life realities on their children.  Fathers are more likely to help children prepare for the reality and harshness of the real world, building confidence and problem-solving skills.  Mothers are more inclined to help protect and comfort against the world, offering security.

Glenn T. Stanton and Dr. Bill Maier, “Marriage on Trial: The Case Against Same-Sex Marriage and Parenting,” pg.116

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