And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
Wind and rain come and the tapestry may wear, but as long as the ab (ancient Hebrew for pole) is in place there is room for repair. Once the pole is removed all that remain inside are vulnerable. The same is true for a fatherless home. If the condition of the so called, African American home is surveyed you see a depressing picture of pole-less structures, leaving them exactly that, Structureless.
The remedy for restoration of the family is restoring the strength of the family. As the woman we are not the strength of the house in the sense that we hold it up. That is not our job, and though we have been forced into a role that we have gotten comfortable, as we return to the path that our heavenly father has laid out, it is time to remove ourselves from the proverbial tent of old, and place the man back at the center, as we do so we still have a role of strength, and the role is praising the man that takes the beating from the outside. We are to be his strength, as He is ours. We are to build him up, and teach our children to do the same. Make the man proud to weather the seasons and carry the heavy burden of holding the house together. He willgladly fight, hold, and defend a house where inside dwells his most prized possessions. He will stand strong knowing that under his care are his inheritance that are depending, and relying on him with gladness. Today, put a smile on your faces, encourage the man who has taken the role as the priest of your home and honor him in front of the world so that He can stand with joy at his post.
Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone? And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
Ecclesiastes 4:11-12 (KJV)
But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, He hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
I Timothy 5:8 (KJV)
Lo, children are an heritage of Yahuah: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.
Psalm 127:3-5 (KJV)