Excerpt from an article by Israel Wayne titled Homeschooled Without Dad--
The point is, it really isn't about us as fathers--at least not ultimately. It's all about grace. It isn't about faithful single parents who lead their children as the lone sanctifying spouse. It's all about grace.
As much as I love my mother, and thank God for her faithful example...it really isn't about her. It's all about grace! Anything good that we have in life is an undeserved gift from God's hand. The way we avail ourselves of that grace is through humility. We have to come to the end of our rope and admit that there is a God--and we are not Him. When we are finally broken and surrendered to His will alone, He will raise us up. Whether you are a single-parent or a faithful Bible-teaching, patricarchal leader of your home, it isn't ultimately about you. It's all about God and His marvelous grace. Throw yourself on the merits of Christ and watch in amazement what He can do in and through you and your family.