We have started a new series at CapCity called “Modern Family” – we are discussing issues in the family… We’re really excited about this series… You see, Family is the very first institution created, and it remains the foundational institution for mankind. The reason society is in a falling apart is because the foundation of the family is crumbling.
Pastor Shane shared some stats this morning that REALLY hit me hard and challenged me… I want to share those with you..
// Young men who grow up in homes without fathers are twice as likely to end up in jail as those who come from traditional two-parent families…
// 63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes
// 85% of all children that exhibit behavioral disorders come from fatherless homes
// 71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes.
// Kids living in single-parent homes or in step-families report lower educational expectations on the part of their parents, less parental monitoring of school work, and less overall social supervision than children from intact families.
// 70% of juveniles in state-operated institutions come from fatherless homes
// Boys who grow up in father-absent homes are more likely that those in father-present homes to have gender identity troubles and more likely to mistreat women.
// Researchers observed “greater levels of aggression in boys from mother-only households than from boys in mother-father households.”
// Children from low-income, two-parent families outperform students from high-income, single-parent homes. Almost twice as many high achievers come from two-parent homes as one-parent homes.
// Only 13 percent of juvenile delinquents come from families in which the biological mother and father are married to each other. By contract, 33 percent have parents who are either divorced or separated and 44 percent have parents who were never married.
My Point: God has a plan for YOUR family, but YOU have a responsibility… based on the above stats, YOU have to do YOUR part… Be who God has called you to be!!