More Data on the Extent of Fatherlessness
- An estimated 24.7 million children (33%) live absent their biological father. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, “Living Arrangements of Children under 18 Years/1 and Marital Status of Parents by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin/2 and Selected Characteristics of the Child for all Children 2010.” Table C3. Internet Release Date November, 2010.
- Of students in grades 1 through 12, 39 percent (17.7 million) live in homes absent their biological fathers. Source: Nord, Christine Winquist, and Jerry West. Fathers’ and Mothers’ Involvement in their Children’s Schools by Family Type and Resident Status. Table 1. (NCES 2001-032). Washington, DC: U.S. Dept of Education, National Center of Education Statistics, 2001.
- 57.6% of black children, 31.2% of Hispanic children, and 20.7% of white children are living absent their biological fathers. Source: Family Structure and Children’s Living Arrangements 2012. Current Population Report. U.S. Census Bureau July 1, 2012.
- According to 72.2 % of the U.S. population, fatherlessness is the most significant family or social problem facing America. Source: National Center for Fathering, Fathering in America Poll, January, 1999.
- God created man and woman
- God has a plan for the family
- God tells us to be fruitful and to multiply
- God wants us to be His disciples and to go and make more disciples sharing the Good News!
- God has a plan for Fathers
- God has a plan for Legacy dads
Let me ask you this: Are you too busy building your kingdom and your desires and your habits and recreational lifestyle or are you choosing to be a part of God's plan and build His Kingdom?
Fathers lives matter!
Many churches today have thriving women’s ministries, power worship experiences and world-class children’s curriculum yet struggle to implement effective biblical road-maps and turn-key strategies for empowering and discipling men, parents, and marriages.
- 93% of families will follow when the father takes an active role in his faith and walk with Christ. When fathers are not active in their faith, 60% of children stop attending church or leave the faith altogether even if their mother still attends regularly.
- Church ministries will average only 40 hours per year to influence the lives of children, youth and teens while parents will average over 3000 hours.
- 1/3 of Church attending Christian marriages will end in divorce. We can lower these numbers by effective marriage outreach and premarital counsel.
Legacy Dad empowers men to become the spiritual leaders of their families and take an active role in their faith.
Looking forward to you spending time with God this week through reading His Word and praying to Him!!!