Saturday, June 14, 2014
Need of Fathers in the Home
"FATHERS, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord" (Ephesians 6:4).
"85% of all youths in prison come from FATHERLESS homes (20x the national average)." –U.S. Dept. of Justice
"90% of all runaways & homeless children are from FATHERLESS homes (32x the national average)." –Justice and Behavior
"Girls without a FATHER at home are 711% likelier to have a teen pregnancy; 92% likelier to divorce." Need Biblical Fatherhood.
"75% of all adolescents in chemical abuse centers come from FATHERLESS homes (10x the national average)."
"71% of high-school dropouts are from FATHERLESS homes (9x the avg). But kids w/ involved FATHERS are 70% less likely to drop out."
"80% of rapists with anger problems come from FATHERLESS homes (14x the national avg)." –Justice and Behavior
"63% of teen suicides come from FATHERLESS homes (5x the national avg)." –U.S. Dept. of Health
"Teens in FATHERLESS households had a 30% higher risk of smoking, drinking, or drug use than those in all 2-parent households."
"Even in high-crime areas, 90% of children from stable 2-parent homes, where the FATHER is involved do not become delinquents."
"Children w/ involved FATHERS are likelier to get A/B's in school; more likely to enjoy school; engage in productive activities."