One of my favorite fatherhood sites is at ThyBlackMan.com. The site includes a blog written for and by black men who are trying to become better men and fathers. It has a decidedly Christian bent and has a lot of good resources for all men and fathers, black or not. It is just a great site with tons of really good resources.
A recent blog post caught my attention. It was titled Why Fatherhood Matters and was written by Eric Croomes who is the director of Their Eyes Were Watching Daddy, a non-profit support group that works to help fathers and children stay connected, whatever their family status. In part, Eric wrote:
[My] mom and dad divorced when I was a toddler. They would later reconcile their differences and remarry by the time I turned twelve. Unfortunately, the same can not be said for a lot of couples - things do not always work out. As a father dealing with this scenario, I have learned this: whatever the context, it is imperative that you do not fret (Psalms 37) and that you stay focused on and faithful to your child. Too many fathers hide in the shadows of their children's lives because of the inherently bitter dealings with their child's mother. Unfortunately, there are women who use children as weapons against the fathers due to unresolved feelings, anger over a break-up and many other issues. This is the bottom line: tough times don't last, tough fathers do!