Society is full of single parent households. Households without a Dad. What does make a Dad? Can someone else fill that role, or is it just the biological Dad who counts.
Once on Judge Judy a man had been responsible for conceiving 27 children. He was contributing to the care of none of them. When asked he said he was a good Dad because he helped give them life. Being a good Dad requires more than sperm contributions.
Some households have a difficult time making ends meet because of Dads who bail out on the family, or are alcoholics, or drug addicts. Perhaps they do not work creating even more of a hardship if the Mother is the only one employed.
A good Dad first of all is a good husband. He provides for the needs of his family such as shelter, food, and clothing. He lends emotional support to his wife and children. The head of the household providing Spiritual leadership as the Bible directs. He loves his wife as God loves the church. He gives his children respect as they learn to give in respect in return.
Some other characteristics of a good Dad is one who is protective of his wife and children. Children take the direction from their Dad, on how their Mother is to be treated and respected. If Dad loves and respects Mom so will the children. A good Dad is affectionate. He is not afraid to kiss and hug his family he thrives on showing them love both emotionally and physically.
Love and patience displaying an even temper even when things are not the way he hoped. He realizes he is a source of encouragement to his family. Dad helps with the daily chores in the household out of love for his spouse and children. This may even include changing the baby’s diapers. He tries and keeps trying to give his family the best of himself not just the left overs.
A good Dad is protective, present, loving, considerate, involved, and loves spending time with his family. Not from obligation but pure LOVE.