The Failure Of Fatherlessness

In the present issue of the Christian publication, "Think On These Things," brother Andy Diestelkamp has written an above titled article which illustrates the sad story of men abdicating their responsibility with regard to their role as husbands and fathers.

Brother Diestelkamp makes a very important point regarding the importance of fathers in the following paragraph:

"Fathers, we are our children’s first impression of Father God. We need to take this seriously. If we do not, then our children’s view of God is going to be warped. Fathers are explicitly given the responsibility to train their children in God’s ways (Ephesians 6:4), and this would have to include modeling God in our leadership, discipline, love, and grace. To fail to do this is to fail our children and to provoke them to wrath. What does that mean? What does that look like? Fatherless homes produce 63% of youth suicides, 70% of all inmates, 71% of all high school dropouts, 75% of all adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers, 85% of all children who show behavior disorders,  and 90% of all homeless and runaway children."

Beloved, fathers are an integral part of God's first established institution, the home (Genesis 2:18-25). Without the complete unit of both father and mother, fulfilling God's plan for the proper functioning of the home in the godly instruction and disciplining of children, a society will soon disintegrate (2 Timothy 3:2). Sadly, this is the sad condition of our godless society today.

What's the solution to the above problem? Brother Diestelkamp provides the solution in the closing paragraph of his good article.

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