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.