When God created male and female, he planned for us to have children and raise them together. Notice what Genesis says:
"Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it..."
He gave that command to both the woman and the man because neither could have children alone. God designed us to need a father and mother.
Notice this verse from Proverbs:
"Hear my son, your father's instruction, and do not forsake your mother's teaching." Prov 1:8
We learn best from both parents, and the lack of either can hurt us, even if death causes the loss.
TV personality Lisa Burkhardt Worley grew up without her father, and she tells how she found both healing and hope. Now her ministry offers help to others.