MEN WHO BECOME FATHERS adapt themselves to their new role in a completely different way than women.
In many cultures, childcare is mostly if not solely associated with mothers. It’s the mother who provides the baby with food, warmth, loving words, care, etc.
The father’s role is considered secondary in this sense, and basically oriented toward being the sustainer and provider for his family’s needs.
In this context, a loving father is in charge of filling his homes pansy and supplying for the need of housing, clothing, shoes and education for his children.
A cascade of pleasantly emotions and delightful feelings pours into his inner world when he sees his family safe and protected. His wife and children’s recognition, which sometimes is scarce, will motivate him to perform acts of sacrifice.
Perhaps, at this point it would be good to think that every human being has an emotional life with deep needs; the difference lies in the way they are expressed and satisfied.
Men feel, cry, love, suffer, get excited, yearn and have the need to be acknowledged and loved, but their experience is differently than women.
What we can learn from all this is that, despite our differences, we can be able to open ways of communication.
God, who made men and women, and therefore knows our nature, is the best intermediary for us to healthily coexist.
With His help, we can accept each other’s emotional reality, without demanding or judging, much less falling into disqualification.
In this environment, everyone can be who he is, free and fearless, generating mutual respect and growing in love.
If a woman makes an effort to enter into a man’s emotional world, she will be kind and empathetic.
If, in turn, the man strives to understand a woman’s emotional life, he will be nice and tender with her.
Dear friend, let’s not allow our differences to draw us apart from each other; on the contrary, let’s use them as a bond of mutual understanding Rd harmony.
Let’s remember the apostle Paul’s saying, “Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way» (2 Thessalonians 3:16).