Father Where Are You?

Father absence has become more and more prevalent and normal in today’s culture. We’re taught through the media, culture, and our government that fathers aren’t necessary and are replaceable. But what does the Bible say about the role of a father in the home? Does the Bible say whether fathers are important in a child’s life? Join Reverend Kenny Yates as he shares biblical truth coupled with statistics in his eye-opening Father’s Day message, Father Where Are You?

Ephesians 6:1-4 (NIV)
Colossians 3:20-21 (ESV)
Genesis 31:42 (NIV)
Genesis 31:52-53 (NIV)
2 Corinthians 6:18
Hebrews 12:6-11 (NIV)
Proverbs 13:24

Father Where Are You?

How To Be a Good Father

Correct and Lead Your Children in Love

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Ephesians 6:4

Whether you realize it or not, fathers, you are to discipline, instruct, correct, and lead your children. You are the head of your household, it’s up to you to be the disciplinarian, as our Heavenly Father disciplines us, His children.

Statistics of Fatherless Children

    • Fatherless children are 100-200% more likely to have emotional and behavioral problems according to the National Center on Health Statistics
    • Fatherless sons are 300% more likely to be incarcerated in state juvenile institutions
    • Fatherless daughters are 164% more likely to give birth to an illegitimate child
    • 71% of pregnant teens are from fatherless homes
    • Fatherless daughters are 92% more likely to fail in their own marriages
    • Fatherless men are 35% more likely to experience marital failure
    • 90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes
    • 75% of all adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers are from fatherless homes
    • Children from father absent homes make up 63% of youth suicides
    • 85% of children who exhibit anti-social behavior disorders are from fatherless homes
    • 72% of adolescent murderers grew up in fatherless homes
    • Fatherless sons are more than twice as likely to engage in some kind of criminal activity
    • Fatherless daughters are 53% more likely to get married in their teenage years
    • Fatherless young adults are twice as likely to need psychological help
    • More than 70% of all juveniles in state reform institutions come from fatherless homes
    • 60 percent of America’s rapists came from fatherless homes
    • 70 percent of long-term prison inmates are fatherless

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