Fathers

An Australian psychologist says, "Good fathers make good managers." Steve Biddulph, author of The Secret of Happy Childhood and Manhood, says good fathers turn out to be empathetic, listening managers for whom employees enjoy working. That should not surprise us.

We have learned that good fathers make good husbands, good citizens, and good employees as well as employers. Interpersonal skills learned in the home are easily transferable to the workplace, the marketplace, and to any other place. So the apostle Paul wrote to Timothy urging that leaders in the church should be selected from those who had shown in the home their character and temperament.

-Robert Shannon, Preaching January/February 1998