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Where Are The Fathers?

Where Are Fathers

• Did you know that Approximately 82.2% of single parents are mothers, and
• 17.8% of single parents (approximately 1 in 6) are fathers

There was an article in the paper asking what’s important to people in America? A group of concerned Americans responded by saying something like this: If you wanted to make the world a better place–how could you do it?

  • When they asked businessmen, they said we need more strong politicians & businessman in society. True!
    • When they asked a preacher, he said we need more church members for outreach. True!
    • When they asked a principal, he said we need more good teachers in the classroom. True!
    • But when they asked a child, they said we need more fathers. Let us pause and pray for the increase of fathers!

Prov 13:20 He that walk with wise men shall be wise but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

Come a board Dad, let’s show America there are a fleet of great dads taking care of their children and helping other parents with theirs.
Quote: What you learn for yourself is a lesson! But teaching children the right way is a generational blessing!

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Proverbs 22:6 Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.

Psalm 127:3-5 Sons and daughters are a heritage from the Lord, children are a reward from him.

Joshua 24:15 But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.”

Best dads in America, let’s all rise to the occasion! It’s worth it!

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2nd image credit www.christiangrowthnetwork.com

 


 

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The Fatherless Project

The Fatherless Project

Lived in the projects

When our house had burned down, we could only afford to move into the projects. My brothers changed over-night after my parents separated. They went from carrying bibles in church to carrying guns in the hood. They ran away, start using drugs and became incarcerated due to an absent father. By the time I had reached age 8, my brothers had been in and out of jail at least 3 times. Two of my brothers spent hard time in the prison. One of them spent 20 years and my other brother did 10 years. But through prayer and hard work as a family, today, they are all doing well working and taking care of their families living productive and righteous lifestyles.

Look at the statistics on what occurs when the father is absent in the home.

STATISTICS

  • 90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes
  • 71% are high school dropouts
  • 68 % smoke, drink, or use drugs
  • And 85% of all youths in prison come from fatherless homes

In Jail

My brother that was incarcerated for 20 years. My family started taking me the first 10 years to visit him at age 8. By 18, I was driving them the last 10 years to visit him. We would go in smiling glad to see him and leave out crying sad to leave him.

NOTE: My brothers were good boys growing up. They didn’t want to live like hoodlums. Sometimes people make mistakes and become examples in a negative way temporarily only to teach you what you shouldn’t being doing.

Wisdom: So don’t be quick to judge others just pray for them that God bless them to see truth and have the strength to pursue it.  

Pray for family members

Pray at all times because you never know when that special person or family member may decide to change. Don’t give up there is a brighter future ahead for you and yours.

Picture Credits: 1st Image: The University of Chicago Urban Network 

2nd Image: Tokyo Five  3rd image: Crosswalk.com