“Fathers” the Missing Piece of the Puzzle


For many children across our country today is not a reflection of happy times. Due to increased divorce and numbers of children born out of wedlock about 28% of our nations children now live in a household without their father. Dr. James Dobson wrote these words, “Boys are in trouble today primarily because their parents, and especially their dads, are distracted, overworked, harassed, exhausted, disinterested, chemically dependent, divorced, unable to cope or simply not there.” In too many instances fathers in America are missing in action.

Eight years ago voters in California passed Proposition 22 defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman. This was passed by an overwhelming majority vote. Apparently this didn’t mean much to the state Supreme Court judges who declared the law as “unconstitutional.” Friends we are in trouble in America.

Ephesians 6:1-4 gives us a directive. God’s intent was for fathers to provide the direction in the lives of their children. The Scripture explicitly instructs fathers to bring their children up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. What a far cry from what exists in our nation today! Many children are being raised without the influence of a father. For many more the father in the family is concerned about anything but influencing the children in the ways of God.

Dads are the most powerful platform to speak into a child’s life. The example of a Christian father provides more value in a child’s life than all the avenues the world has at its disposal. We need Christian fathers to step forward and provide the edge needed to raise children in a mixed up world. It is time for our culture to expect fathers to take an active role in the lives of their children. Otherwise fathers are simply the missing piece of the puzzle in America today



One Response to “Fathers” the Missing Piece of the Puzzle

  1. Judy says:

    Most fathers today don’t know how to be fathers because they didn’t have decent fathers either.

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