However, the answer becomes much easier when it comes to an eternal Father figure. We are all children of God. Spiritual growth moves us away from our genetic parents and closer to our heavenly Father.
The best model for a young man or woman to seek is living a life according to God’s commandments. Furthermore, based on those commandments, a child will be better equipped to pick out an ideal father model from the various men living on earth.
The best single mother environment is one that nurtures a love of God and a love of the neighbor. Even better, is a mom who uses Emanuel Swedenborg’s theological writings as her helper!