Why is it some men don’t want their own children but are willing to raise another woman’s kids? This was the question asked by a confused, frustrated, and justifiably angry mother. One can hear and appreciate her resentment. Why does this father love another’s, but abandons his own? It is a worthy question, and I will attempt an equal response.
Buy the truth and sell it not. Proverbs 23:23
There is a world of difference between a ‘good guy’ and a ‘good man.’ One will get you drunk, make you laugh, and if lucky, help you move. The other will irritate, humble, and inspire you. I know lots of men who are ‘good guys.’ I can count on a few fingers the ones I consider a ‘good man.’
My friend Tara, from Relative Evolutions, wrote a recent essay on how marriage is work. She ends with this question,
“Marriage is work. So why do we congratulate those who leave a dead-end job while shaming those who leave a dead-end marriage?”
It’s an excellent thought and worthy of a response.