The passive father is at home without being at home. He usually does not care about his family’s affairs, and does not hug and kiss his children as much. A passive father is usually a workaholic. He does not share his hopes, dreams, and hurt with his wife, and does not share a relationship with his children. He might tell them he loves them without really showing it.
Children with a passive father struggle to believe that God is interested in their daily life. He feels far and impersonal to them. These types of children grow up with a spirit of rejection, and might one day become a passive parent themselves.