I am so thankful for a wise and decisive husband! Some time ago, my husband and I were reading a bedtime story to Meg, when my husband pointed out some content in the book, that he found disturbing. The story seemed like a nice wholesome tale at first glance, but we came to see that there was a very clear and deliberate attempt, to portray the dad character as a complete idiot. That night, we went through all the books in that particular collection, and took out the ones that had the same "dad is a moron" slant!
How our society loves to "dumb down dad". It is everywhere - books, television, radio, movies...etc. Before we quit watching television (about 2 years ago), I remember advertisements that portrayed the dad as an idiot; a loser, who was mocked by both his wife and children. Those same advertisements would often portray the "mom" as highly intelligent, strong, capable and well organised, in comparison with "dad" and his many ineptitudes.
This is yet another attack on the family, though perhaps one that might go underestimated. Make no mistake about it, this is an attack of Satan. He is seeking to destroy godly families and would just love for your kids to dishonour and disrespect their dad.
God, in the Bible, makes His will for the structure of the family, very clear to us. There is no getting away from the fact (though some still try) that He designed men to be the head of the family. We as wives are instructed to respect, submit to, and reverence our husbands. Our children likewise, should be respectful, obedient, and loving toward their dads.
My husband and I are very careful about materials that we allow into our home, and were surprised that these books had gotten under our radar. Even if you feel certain that there are no materials like that in your home, I'd encourage you to take a look and see, you might just be as surprised as we were.
"And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children,
and the heart of the children to their fathers,
lest I come and smite the earth with a curse."
~ Malachi 4:6