Where does a child get the model of an ideal father, when coming from a single mother environment?

This is a question that was asked of me recently by a Facebook friend. The answer is difficult when it comes to pointing towards an ideal terrestrial figure.

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!


About thegodguy

EDWARD F. SYLVIA, M.T.S. Philosopher/Theologian Edward F. Sylvia attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and received his Master of Theological Studies at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA and a Certificate of Swedenborgian Studies from the Swedenborgian House of Studies. He is a member of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (C.T.N.S.) and the Swedenborg Scientific Association (S.S.A.). Award-winning author of "Sermon From the Compost Pile: Seven Steps Toward Creating An Inner Garden" and "Proving God," which fulfills a continuing vision that God’s fingerprints of love can be found everywhere in the manifest universe. His most recent book, "Swedenborg & Gurdjieff: The Missing Links" is an edgy collection of anti-intuitive essays for personal transformation that challenges and inspires. He has been a student of the ideas of both Emanuel Swedenborg and George I. Gurdjieff for over thirty years. Read more about TheGodGuy, his books and his ideas at http://www.staircasepress.com
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2 Responses to Where does a child get the model of an ideal father, when coming from a single mother environment?

  1. Jason Redvers Latham says:

    This can be no aspersion on you, but there is a priest with your surname on the EWTN programmes who is showing signs of being completely off his head with his twisted religion and what he reads on the internet. It has become so bad that I have to switch him off. I fear for my own sanity and that of people who phone up and trust him. I think he should discharged from his duty.

  2. thegodguy says:

    Dear Jason,

    If you want to get some revenge and drive that priest crazy simply direct him to this blog post.

    Spiritually yours,

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