I was reading an article on zerohedge by Jim Quinn about the state of our nation's educational system (among other things), and this little nugget caught my eye. (from the Pew Research Center)
63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes
90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes
85% of all children who show behavior disorders come from fatherless homes
80% of rapists with anger problems 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
85% of all youths in prison come from fatherless homes.
So all I've got to say is: "Men, do your job."
It always seemed to me that one of the biggest contributors to where we are as a country right now is the rise of deadbeat dads.
This site is all about personal responsibility and one of (if not THE) biggest responsibilities is fatherhood. Shirking this responsibility is inexcusable. The effects reach much farther than the immediate family - it affects all of us via higher govt costs and the degradation of our society.
Once again from the article:
"In 1960, only 8% of families with a child under 18 were single parent households. Today, that number is 30%. The percentage of children born out of wedlock in this country is 41%..."
Don't get me wrong, I have the greatest respect for single mothers - every single one of them. Heck, I was raised by one. I'm just lamenting the demise of the traditional, Christ-ordained family. It just really chaps my hide when men don't step up and take care of what they helped create.
Here's the link to article if you're interesting in another thought-provoking read.
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