In his book, Do Fathers Matter? What Science is Telling Us About the Parent We’ve Overlooked Paul Raeburn says that “the presence of a father apparently reduces the chances that a child will be born prematurely or die in infancy. Dads’ penchant for roughhousing may aid the development of children’s intelligence. And fathers seem to have an outsize effect on vocabulary too.” --Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell.
The Week, July 4, 2014, p. 20
Genesis 18:19 (HCSB) For I have chosen him so that he will command his children and his house after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing what is right and just. This is how the LORD will fulfill to Abraham what He promised him.”