I've heard sermons preached and sung hymns based on the text from Exodus 10:11, "Go now ye that are men, and serve the LORD...." The problem is that it was Pharoah who said it, in opposition to God. It was a compromise offered to Moses.
Serving God has something for everyone. God desires *EVERYONE* to have a walk with God and to learn to hear His voice. Serving God is not just for the men, who then drag their wives and children along in submission!
It takes more work to bring the whole family along in a walk with God. It is much easier to say, "This is what God wants; just submit." Instead, as fathers, we should be carefully teaching and training and bringing along EVERYONE. No one should be left behind in this wonderful journey of obedience to God.
Real men don't leave their wives and kids behind for the sake of the ministry.
Exodus 10:9 , "And Moses said, We will go with our young and with our old, with our sons and with our daughters, with our flocks and with our herds will we go; for we must hold a feast unto the LORD. (10) And he said unto them, Let the LORD be so with you, as I will let you go, and your little ones: look to it; for evil is before you. (11) Not so: go now ye that are men, and serve the LORD; for that ye did desire. And they were driven out from Pharaoh's presence."