The Value of Fathers


I wanted to post this to combat the assumption by some people that men are unnecessary, especially as we approach Father's Day. ( I don't think any of you, my dear Followers, are of this persuasion, but I'm sure other people occasionally stumble upon my blog).


"Startling Statistics
Results of a recent Men Against Domestic Violence Survey indicate that:

85% of all children that exhibit behavioral disorders come from fatherless homes.

71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes.

75% of all adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers come from fatherless homes.

70% of juveniles in state operated institutions come from fatherless homes.

85% of all youths sitting in prisons grew up in fatherless homes.

80% of rapists motivated with displaced anger come from fatherless homes.

90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes.

These statistics translate to mean that children from a fatherless home are:
20 times more likely to have behavioral disorders

9 times more likely to drop out of high school

10 times more likely to abuse chemical substances

9 times more likely to end up in state operated institutions

20 times more likely to end up in prison

10 times more likely to commit rape ... and

32 times more likely to run away from home"
This info taken from geocities.com.


If that doesn't prove that fathers are important, I don't know what does.


"Forty percent of our nation's children are living in a home without their own father."
From "What Have Feminists Done To America's Fathers?" by Phyliss Schlafly.


The Lord instituted marriage and the traditional family structure for a reason. These statistics are scary, and we need to spend some serious time in prayer for our nation's families, and work against the under-valuing of our nation's fathers. Let's remember to thank the Lord for our fathers this weekend, and go buy something nice for your dad for Father's Day! Another Father's Day post to come . . .


P.S. As I was looking for stats on fatherless homes I found this website: www.humanevents.com. Their tagline is "Headquarters For The Conservative Underground", and it looks like they have alot of great articles and stuff; go check it out!

Image from Leaveittobeaver.org.
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Unknown said...

You rose excellent points. I dont have the best relationship with ym dad but I count my blessing that I am lucky he i here and does whats best for me :) xxx

AmyK said...

Good thing God is the Father to the fatherless! :)

Callie said...

Very true!

Kristina Rhodes said...

What a valuable post. Thank you for this. I work for a ministry who's working to end fatherlessness called The Mentoring Project. You can check out more of their information at: www.thementoringproject.org

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