There’s no substitution for the love a father has for his son and daughter.
In the home, the earthly father becomes the first image of God, Who also is known as the heavenly Father, that the child inherently envisions in the family make up.
The absence of fatherhood in the family takes away the role model the father exhibits that each child embraces for spiritual, emotional, and even moral growth and development.
Fatherhood in the family aids in affirming, validating, self-approval, self-worth, and self-esteem for the girl child.
Conversely, not only does fatherhood for the boy child includes the above-mentioned, but it also marks the threshold to when the boy child becomes a man, and equally important, it gives him the identity he needs to grow emotionally healthy as a male.