Children thrive when they have an involved father — someone who loves them, knows them, guides them, and helps them achieve their destiny.
Statistics speak for themselves: When children do not have involved fathers, they are more likely to turn to drugs or alcohol, and be involved with premarital pregnancy. They are more likely to grow to be adults who live in poverty, and they are more likely to turn to crime.
When a father’s presence isn’t as strong as it should be, children have lower self-esteem. Their grades suffer. They develop unhealthy views about male-female relationships.
Unfortunately, today’s culture does not provide dads with practical advice they need—at least not nearly at the level of guidance available to mothers.