Saturday, June 18, 2022

Life Without Father: Circling the Drain

Institute for Family Studies: Life Without Father.

Want to meet a bunch of kids who grew up without a father in the home? 

Go to the local juvenile detention facility.

Want to get even more depressed? 

Find out how many of those juveniles are fathers.

[HT: Joel Engel]


Dan in Philly said...

My Father was 15 when he left my mother and brother and me. The damage it did to the three of us, as well as my sister who was married by then, has reverberated in all of our lives and the lives of our children. And that's what someone who left when his youngest was 15. I can't imagine growing up without any father at any time.

I reflect upon the Bible verse Exodus 34-7

"Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation.”

You may argue that this is not fair. You may argue that our conception of God is wrong. You can argue that it shouldn't be this way. However, you cannot argue that actions of parents echo into subsequent generations. This is the way it is.

Michael Wade said...


Your words are especially powerful.

The idea that fathers are optional is one of the most dangerous concepts to afflict our society. The value of fathers in the home needs to be stressed.