Relevant magazine indicates that about one third of kids in the US are living in a home without a father.
That is sad, but even more shocking are the ramifications. Children without fathers are:
- 5 times more likely to live in poverty
- 5 times more likely to commit crimes
- 9 times more likely to drop out of school
- 20 times more likely to end up in prison
“The epidemic of fatherlessness causes a strain on young lives and leaves many young men with the burden of trying to figure out how to be a good man without any solid examples to look at,” writes Carl Kozlowski.
“Ninety-four percent of the prison population is male, 85% of which are without fathers,” cites Donald Miller.
This is a sobering reality to think about.