Dads, There are two emotions you want to avoid developing in your children:
Anger & Discouragement
Ephesians 6:4 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. (NIV)
Colossians 3:21 Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged. (NIV)
It’s important that we understand the context for these two instructions to Fathers. It’s all about the family, and Paul has just addressed the biblical roles of the husband and the wife: husbands are to be servant leaders and wives are to be submissive supporters.