New Thought topic: ‘Fathers Need Love, too’


By Lisa Burnson
New Thought Center
for Inspirational Living

“Fathers don’t just love their children every now and then. It’s a love without end” -— George Strait.

Many of us have watched sitcoms featuring fathers from the ‘50s and ‘60s who have been men of character and great forebearing. Sitcoms such as “Father Knows Best” and “Leave it to Beaver” featured such fathers. 

As time moved on, sitcoms changed and the character of fathers took on a new tone. One clear example was played as the character of Al Bundy in the sitcom, “Married with Children.” Al Bundy is a fumbling, befuddled man and a terrible, though fairly good intentioned, father who deserves his children’s off-hand jokes, if not ire. Most of the fathers featured in the ‘80s and ‘90s were portrayed as such in sitcoms. Modern day sitcoms often feature fathers who are absent and marriages that have failed. Yes, sitcoms give a snap shot of society’s view on family life and norms and expectations of the time. 

All are welcome to join New Thought Center for Inspirational Living (NTC) this Sunday, June 21, at 10 a.m. Our speaker, Janie Garms, RN, prayer chaplain, will speak on notions of fatherhood and society. Her talk is entitled, “Father’s Need Love, Too.” 

We will have spirited live music.

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