We see around us more and more disturbing results of mass killings, teen violence, and teen suicide. Broken children are becoming broken adults. What do many of them have in common? A fatherless home, not my opinion but proven facts, let us look at some statistics.
What I am going to conclude does not in anyway lump all single families together. However, there are indisputable facts that a fatherless family is hurting both the natural family and in return society, we must acknowledge this before there can be any positive change. If you do not understand the symptom, you cannot implement the cure! Laura Ingraham a well know radio, tv political commentator, and an author has herself agreed that even though she is a single mother of adopted children, it would have been better if there was a father in the picture.
According to According to Getting Men Involved: “The Newsletter of the Bay Area Male Involvement Network, Spring 1997:
63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes (Source: U.S. D.H.H.S., Bureau of the Census
90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes
85% of all children that exhibit behavioral disorders come from fatherless homes (Source: Center for Disease Control)
80% of rapists motivated with displaced anger come from fatherless homes (Source: Criminal Justice & Behavior, Vol 14, p. 403-26, 1978.)
71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes (Source: National Principals Association Report on the State of High Schools.)
75% of all adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers come from fatherless homes (Source: Rainbows for all Gods Children.)
70% of juveniles in state-operated institutions come from fatherless homes (Source: U.S. Dept. of Justice, Special Report, Sept 1988)
85% of all youths sitting in prisons grew up in a fatherless home (Source: Fulton Co. Georgia jail populations, Texas Dept. of Corrections 1992)”
“Fatherless Kids More Likely to Suffer Mental Health Problems!”
“There have been several studies finding that children from single parent homes (mostly single mother homes) are more at risk. But this is the first study (The Lancet, 25 January 2003) that covers almost an entire national population and takes into account social factors that could distort the outcome.”
Even after adjusting the data to statistically eliminate economic differences, children with single parents were still twice as likely to have psychiatric disorders, attempt suicide, and abuse alcohol, and three to four times more likely to use narcotic drugs.
These statistics are from many years ago, how much more have those numbers raised? How many of these fatherless children became mass shooters, committed suicide, or repeated the cycle of fatherless families?
According to the Bullelephant: “The one common thread among all the recent mass shooters is they are children of single of mothers. These young men had no male role models in their homes. For 50 years, our society has encouraged women to be single mothers despite all the research proving it is detrimental to a child to be born into a home without a father. Children born to single mothers are twice as likely to become delinquent. “
From the National Review,
“Harvard sociologist Robert Sampson has written that “Family structure is one of the strongest, if not the strongest, predictor of variations in urban violence across cities in the United States.”
His views are echoed by the eminent criminologists Michael Gottfredson and Travis Hirschi, who have written that “such family measures as the percentage of the population divorced, the percentage of households headed by women, and the percentage of unattached individuals in the community are among the most powerful predictors of crime rates.”
Our latest, Las Vegas mass shooter Stephen Paddock also came from a broken home. His brother recently has been arrested for child porn. Too many consequences, wouldn’t you agree?
Society teaches you do not need an intact family to raise healthy children. Statistics say differently. You cannot argue with the numbers or what you see before you!
Having an intact family consisting of one male, (father), one female, (mother), working together in a committed marriage to raise their children to have a healthy natural family; it is unnatural to raise children without both parents together.
Excerpt from an article written in The Federalist proving this very point:
“According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, “Fatherless children are at a dramatically greater risk of drug and alcohol abuse.” How about guns? Two of the strongest correlations with gun homicides are growing up in a fatherless household and dropping out of school, which itself is directly related to lack of an active or present father.
There’s a direct correlation between fatherless children and teen violence.
It’s no coincidence that, much like the number of fatherless children, the number of mass shootings has exploded since the 1960s. Throughout the entire 1960s, six mass shootings took place. That number doubled in 1970. Heck, 2012 alone saw more mass shootings than the sixties did.”
What is the cure; to take back the natural family? We cannot change the past; we can, however, change the future. We need to educate our leaders, our parents, and future adults. We must encourage families that it is detrimental to their children not to give them the security of an intact family. Society has made it too easy to walk away from our commitment to marriage. Laws need to change, and before you end your commitment to your marriage to your family, you must go through counseling with professionals who believe in the sanctity of marriage, and the negative results divorce brings the family. The consequences have been too high thus far.
We have reached a time in our culture where we must return what has been natural for thousands of years, to put the family back into its original order or face the extinction of the family altogether as well as society at large!