On this Father’s Day in 2007, I say “Happy Father’s Day” to all fathers, and commend to you this essay by Kevin McCullough entitled “Why Feminists Hate Fathers.” It’s not entirely evident what McCullough’s religious commitments are from the essay, but he most certainly falls into the Judeo-Christian spectrum. His explicit points are that men are designed by God to do two things: to provide for and to protect a family. He also has some things to say about God as the ultimate Father which sound very much like what Paul refers to in Ephesians 3:15, viz. that God the Father is the one from whom all fatherhood in heaven and earth takes its name.
If you’ve got a stomach for the dismal, here you can read Al Mohler’s commentary on what results when boys don’t have fathers.
On the other hand, for a healthy perspective on imperfect men becoming good fathers, read this.
And, if you need Biblical grounds for the necessity of fathers and some good modeling of fatherhood, read here.