Exo 22:22-24; Deu 10:17-18; Isa 1:17; Jam 1:27; Pro 4:1-5; Pro 6:20-21; Pro 5:15-23; 1Co 7:10-11; Gen 1:26-28; 2:18-25.
PRCHR-35-160124 - length: 65:30 - taught on Jan, 24 2016
Let’s talk about fatherlessness.
No airline would let their pilots fly a plane that was missing half of its navigational equipment.
A child needs a loving father and mother to navigate life without major turbulence.
Our cultural leaders no longer see a child without a father as a tragedy that must be addressed.
When God uses the word “orphan”, He means a child who has lost his father.
We have become orphans without a father,
Our mothers are like widows.
A father of the fatherless and a judge for the widows,
Is God in His holy habitation.
God tells His people to look after
the widows and
In 1970, 40 percent of American households consisted of married couples with children.
Today that number is down to just 19% of homes.
As recently as 1970, according to the census bureau, 85.2% of American children were living with two parents.
Today, only 63% of America’s children are living with two married parents.
Of children living with only a mother, 7 percent had never been married - in 1970.
Today 48 percent of those mothers have never been married.
The research is in, and the kids are NOT alright.
Nearly half of the children living with a single mother - 45 % - live below the poverty line.
Only 13% of children living with both parents live below the poverty line in America.
Today, 25% of mothers with children under age 18 have no partner present in the household.
Nearly 65% of American children under 17 live in a household that receives aid from one or more Federal programs.
Consider two other two urgent social problems: teenage pregnancy and the incarceration of young males.
Boys raised in a single-parent household were more than twice as likely to be incarcerated as boys in two-parent homes.
About one-third of girls whose fathers left home before they turned 6 ended up pregnant as teenagers, …
… compared with just 5 percent of girls whose fathers were there throughout their childhood.
Children born to cohabitating parents do worse on most indicators of health and skills than those born to a married couple.
Two-thirds will have split up before the child reaches the age of 12 (compared to 25% of married parents).
Children who end up in a single parent family as the result of the death of one parent …
…do not have the same poor outcomes as children raised by single parents due to a divorce or out of wedlock birth.
The great Old Testament book of practical wisdom for daily life was written by a father to his sons.
The father and the mother are shown as vital to the well-being of the youth.
And why all those warnings to the young men to reserve their sexual activity for their one and only wife.
And it helps to explain why the Lord tells the Christian husband not to divorce his wife.
The Lord gave the human race a precious gift when He gave us the institution of the family.
The family is patterned after the relationships that exist within the Trinity.