Like many “liberated” women, I had bought into the idea that I needed a man “like a fish needs a bicycle”. I had to hit rock bottom to learn that woman and man were created different not to wage a war on each other but to complement each other. The child is the natural fruit of their union and the beginning of a new adventure together. The father of my children helped me to see that the child is not the unforeseen consequence of sex that the panicked woman, in order to be equal to her partner(s) in the not-taking-responsibility area, must eliminate. Marriage and parenthood are unique ways to redeem broken hearts and to help us discover our life purpose. Happy Father’s Day to my husband and to all fathers!