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The #1 Social Issue in the United States is Fatherlessness.

Look at the statistics and quotes below to help you understand why this is such a big deal!

“Children whose parents separate are significantly more likely to engage in early sexual activity, abuse drugs, and experience conduct and mood disorders.  This effect is especially strong for children whose parents separated when they were five or younger.”
— Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 33 (1994)
  “I have worked with thousands of homosexuals.  I have never seen a homosexual who had a loving respectful relationship with his father.”   -  Dr. Joseph Nicolosi    “Boys who grow up in father absent homes are more likely than those in father present homes to have trouble establishing appropriate sex roles and gender identity.”   -  P.L. Adams, J.R. Milner, Fatherless Children

“I have worked with thousands of homosexuals.  I have never seen a homosexual who had a loving respectful relationship with his father.”  - Dr. Joseph Nicolosi

“Boys who grow up in father absent homes are more likely than those in father present homes to have trouble establishing appropriate sex roles and gender identity.”  - P.L. Adams, J.R. Milner, Fatherless Children

  “Three out of four teenage suicides occur in households where a parent has been absent.”  –  Jean Bethke Elshtain, Family Matters: The Plight of America’s Children.  The Christian Century (July 1993)

“Three out of four teenage suicides occur in households where a parent has been absent.”Jean Bethke Elshtain, Family Matters: The Plight of America’s Children.  The Christian Century (July 1993)

  “85% of youths in prisons grew up in a fatherless home.”  –  U. S.  D.H.H.S. Bureau of the Census    “80% of rapists motivated with displaced anger come from fatherless homes.”   -  Criminal Justice & Behavior, Vol. 14

“85% of youths in prisons grew up in a fatherless home.”U. S.  D.H.H.S. Bureau of the Census

“80% of rapists motivated with displaced anger come from fatherless homes.”  - Criminal Justice & Behavior, Vol. 14

  “Adolescent females between the ages of 15 and 19 years reared in homes without fathers are significantly more likely to engage in premarital sex than adolescent females reared in homes with both a mother and a father.”  –  Contextual Effects on the Sexual Behavior of Adolescent Women, Journal of Marriage and Family 56 (1994)    “A white teenage girl from an advantaged background is five times more likely to become a teen mother if she grows up in a single-mother household than if she grows up in a household with both biological parents.”  –  Facing the Challenges of Fragmented Families, The Philanthropy Roundtable.

“Adolescent females between the ages of 15 and 19 years reared in homes without fathers are significantly more likely to engage in premarital sex than adolescent females reared in homes with both a mother and a father.”Contextual Effects on the Sexual Behavior of Adolescent Women, Journal of Marriage and Family 56 (1994)

“A white teenage girl from an advantaged background is five times more likely to become a teen mother if she grows up in a single-mother household than if she grows up in a household with both biological parents.”Facing the Challenges of Fragmented Families, The Philanthropy Roundtable.

  “Fatherless children are at a dramatically greater risk of drug and alcohol abuse.”  –  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  National Center for Health Statistics.  Survey on Child Health.   “Teenagers living in single-parent households are more likely to abuse alcohol and at an earlier age compared to children reared in two-parent households.” – The Effects of Family Cohesiveness and Peer Encouragement on the Development of Adolescent Alcohol Use.  A Cohort-Sequential Approach to the Analysis of Longitudinal Data, Journal of Studies on Alcohol 55 (1994)  “The absence of the father in a home affects significantly the behavior of adolescents and results in the greater use of alcohol and marijuana.” – Deane Scott Berman, Risk Factors Leading to Adolescent Substance Abuse, Adolescence 30 (1999)

“Fatherless children are at a dramatically greater risk of drug and alcohol abuse.”The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  National Center for Health Statistics.  Survey on Child Health.

“Teenagers living in single-parent households are more likely to abuse alcohol and at an earlier age compared to children reared in two-parent households.” – The Effects of Family Cohesiveness and Peer Encouragement on the Development of Adolescent Alcohol Use.  A Cohort-Sequential Approach to the Analysis of Longitudinal Data, Journal of Studies on Alcohol 55 (1994)

“The absence of the father in a home affects significantly the behavior of adolescents and results in the greater use of alcohol and marijuana.” – Deane Scott Berman, Risk Factors Leading to Adolescent Substance Abuse, Adolescence 30 (1999)

  “In studies involving over 25,000 children using nationally representative data sets, children who lived with only one parent had lower grade point averages, lower college aspirations, poor attendance records, and higher dropout rates than students who lived with both parents.”  –  Sara McLanahan, Gary Sandefur, Growing Up With a Single Parent: What Hurts, What Helps.

“In studies involving over 25,000 children using nationally representative data sets, children who lived with only one parent had lower grade point averages, lower college aspirations, poor attendance records, and higher dropout rates than students who lived with both parents.”Sara McLanahan, Gary Sandefur, Growing Up With a Single Parent: What Hurts, What Helps.

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WORRY, HOPELESSNES, FEAR, STRESS, AND ANXIETY.

These are the feelings that many individuals have when they think of some or all of the issues above.

BUT YOU DON'T NEED TO HAVE THESE FEELINGS! 

GOD HAS IT ALL UNDER CONTROL!  

HERE ARE SOME IDEAS TO HELP YOU GET INVOLVED!

The craziest thing we can do about this is nothing.

 

 -Direct the fatherless teens and young adults that you know to our new website, app and brand that is launching soon:  GodismyDad.com   -Consider becoming a monthly financial partner.  Click here to find out how!

-Direct the fatherless teens and young adults that you know to our new website, app and brand that is launching soon: GodismyDad.com

-Consider becoming a monthly financial partner.  Click here to find out how!

 -Consider becoming one of our partners!  We are looking for one church in every county of the United States to partner with us!  This partnership includes training, help and resources for properly ministering to the fatherless families in your church and community. Click the following link to find out more about becoming a ministry partner:  Partner!   -Share our resources specifically for the fatherless that can be found in our store  here . (As a Church Partner you get FREE e-books and a credit for printed books every month!)

-Consider becoming one of our partners!  We are looking for one church in every county of the United States to partner with us!  This partnership includes training, help and resources for properly ministering to the fatherless families in your church and community. Click the following link to find out more about becoming a ministry partner: Partner!

-Share our resources specifically for the fatherless that can be found in our store here. (As a Church Partner you get FREE e-books and a credit for printed books every month!)