Set an Example
In the beginning God designed the home and family. He made the leaders of the home a father and a mother with different roles. The father was placed at the head of the family while the mother became the helper. A father and mother together make decisions which affect the well-being of the family. One of the most important decisions is to teach the family the right path in life. Children must have leadership from both the father and the mother if they are to make the right choices in life. Research shows the children take their spiritual lead from their father. The importance of both the father and the mother attending church is seen in the following research. If both the father and the mother attend church, 72% of the children will go to church as adults. If only the father attends church, 55% of the children will go as adults. But if only the mother attends church only 15% of the children will go to church as adults. One of the most important things for a father to do is set the example of faithful church attendance.