A Father for Our Father

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Men are increasingly disparaged in our culture, in sitcoms, in court, and even in their homes. The proliferation of single-parent families, primarily headed by women, leaves boys without a dad in the home. This ongoing trend is nothing new; in fact, the effects of the trend are now easily identified in the lives of boys who are becoming men. In general, children from fatherless homes have an exponentially higher rate of suicide, behavioral disorders, dropout rate, and criminal behavior. More than forty percent of...
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Overview

Men are increasingly disparaged in our culture, in sitcoms, in court, and even in their homes. The proliferation of single-parent families, primarily headed by women, leaves boys without a dad in the home. This ongoing trend is nothing new; in fact, the effects of the trend are now easily identified in the lives of boys who are becoming men. In general, children from fatherless homes have an exponentially higher rate of suicide, behavioral disorders, dropout rate, and criminal behavior. More than forty percent of children do not live with their fathers and this does not bode well, especially for boys. Conversely, having a father in the picture, especially an involved one, is good for kids: they tend to be smarter, have better psychological health, do better in school, and get better jobs. Dr. Scott Johnson says we have adopted a 'sitcom mentality.' In his book, A Father to for Our Father: The Foundation for a Flourishing Family, Johnson explains that we expect instant results, believing everything can be fixed in thirty minutes. He says, 'Few are fighting to keep it together anymore. If a husband or wife hit a hard spot in their marriage, then they simply replace partners.' Johnson explains how it has become easier for us to escape from our relationships rather than fight to solidify them and endure the trial of reconciliation. The big losers in the narcissistic spiral toward relationship failure are children. Few boys without fathers in the home have any idea what it means to persevere through hardship, treat women with respect, or develop an attitude of tenacity that will carry them in work, relationships, and sports. 'We must establish accountability and hold ourselves to a higher standard,' says Johnson.'The government is not going to do it. The schools can't do it. And the church hasn't done it yet. If it does not start with you, then it will end with your children.' He encourages fathers to step up and see their roles within the family or with their children as a pathway to wholeness. 'Your home will be either a kingdom of order or a kingdom of chaos,' he explains and 'Any problem within a home is a family problem.' While Johnson sees the challenges, he is also an encourager. 'Positive change,' he says, 'always takes work but the results are contagious.'
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781629945811
  • Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises, L.L.C.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2014
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.42 (d)

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  • Posted August 21, 2010

    Awesome Guide for Fathers!

    What an awesome tool and guide for fathers of our day to help make their families a strong close-knit unit. It teaches so well how to really love their wives and children! It is a great guide to follow to help raise kids in this difficult society!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2008

    It's not just for men

    As a woman, I found this book to be very helpful in discovering the man I aspire to marry and father my children. Too many women don't have a good concept of how important their relationship is long-term. We think we'll "change them" once we marry them. If you're thinking about getting married (or if you are married and thinking about starting a family) READ THIS BOOK FIRST!!! And, if you are already married and have a family, read it anyway. It's never too late to learn. Whatever your situation, I recommend you read this together and support each other in it's teachings.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2008

    One of the greatest guides I have read, strong, emotional, educational. Straight from God's Annointing.

    Being a father of three children, all of them out on their own, this book has brought to my attention the important things I missed. This book also taught me it is never to late for Godly wisdom, or intervention. This book has also taught me how important as, Godly men, we truly can be in the lives of the children and youth around us without Godly men in their lives. This book is challenging, provoking, enlightening, while being written in a manner that flows and is possible to read without being over- powering. I would advise Pastors, Teachers, Men's leaders, Youth leaders, along with any Mothers or Women, concerned about the Family, to read this book. It is amazing how a prayer that most of us learned in our youth has been transformed into one of our greatest guides for raising a Family!!!!

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

    Life changing book, we need to tell the world

    The information was informative and powerful. I think every man should get a copy and read it with his wife. I believe the author when he says we can change the world one family at a time. I know it changed my life. I'm telling everyone I know to get this book.

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