YES DAD, YOU DO MATTER
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Fatherless homes yielded:
63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes (US Dept. Of Health/Census) – 5 times the average.
90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes – 32 times the average.
85% of all children who show behavior disorders come from fatherless homes – 20 times the average. (Center for Disease Control)
80% of rapists with anger problems come from fatherless homes –14 times the average. (Justice & Behavior, Vol 14, p. 403-26)
71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes – 9 times the average. (National Principals Association Report)
Father Factor in Education – Fatherless children are twice as likely to drop out of school.
Children with Fathers who are involved are 40% less likely to repeat a grade in school.
Children with Fathers who are involved are 70% less likely to drop out of school.
Children with Fathers who are involved are more likely to get A’s in school.
Children with Fathers who are involved are more likely to enjoy school and engage in extracurricular activities.
75% of all adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers come from fatherless homes – 10 times the average.
Proverbs 22:6 NKJV
Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.
Ephesians 6:4 NKJV
And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.
Ephesians 5:28-29 NKJV
So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself.
Ephesians 5:6 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church.
Colossians 4:6 (NLT2)
Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone.