According to the 2010 Census, of the 168,000 children living in Memphis, nearly 67,000 — about 4 in 10 — are living in a family with a female householder and NO FATHER PRESENT.
Later this month, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton will host the Second Annual Memphis Training Camp for Dads. (Wharton is writing a guest column about the issue that will run with your response.)
From your perspective, how big is this problem? How do you see if effecting your congregation, your community, the culture at large? What can/should be done about it?
The most confusing day in America is Father’s Day for untold millions of children. Sexual irresponsibility has been prevalent for the last half a century. What a distortion from God’s ideal. That is, one man, one woman, one sexual relationship, for life. While many may try to discount the value of a two parent home, the moral, social, emotional, and spiritual realities tell a different story. God’s ways are the best ways. We need to return to the God of the Bible.