God Intended Fathers to Be Moral and Spiritual Example

by Eric Metaxas | BreakPoint

breakpointUnlike in physics and chemistry, very few of the findings in the social sciences can be characterized as incontrovertible.

But there’s one major exception: the impact of fatherlessness on American children.

To name but a few grim examples, 63 percent of teen suicides are from fatherless homes; 90 percent of homeless children and runaways are from fatherless homes; and 71 percent of all high school dropouts are from fatherless homes.

And there’s a lot more depressing data where these numbers came from.

That’s why Prison Fellowship Ministries and the Colson Center are happy to assist in the efforts of an important new initiative called “Epic Fatherhood.”

Epic Fatherhood is the brainchild of the Fatherhood CoMission, a “group of ministry and business leaders working together to champion fatherhood both inside and outside the Church through clear, compelling evidence of God’s design for dads as noble difference makers in their families and the world.”

If anything was ever easier said than done, it’s championing fatherhood in today’s culture. Not because there’s any lack of “compelling evidence” that committed fathers can be “noble difference makers” — the depressing social science data I cited earlier makes it clear what their absence can lead to.

The problem is that fatherhood has been valued [Read the full article here: Fathers Example]

photo credit: BreakPoint
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