Some segments of society view men as peripheral to the family. Both sides buy the lie-some moms would prefer he step back and he is willing to back out. A divorced man said to me once, "If my kids don't want to come over I don't make them." I said, "Why? Why would you do that? Do you let them decide not to eat their vegetables or do their homework? I sure hope not." Kids don't always know what they need. That's why God gave them parents. Don't back out. Keep your time. Your love matters.