Many young men today have grown up with emotional wounds that came from their father, or lack of one. They are not told they are loved and feel like no one is proud of them, that they have no worth or value. The inevitable result is that they are unable or even unwilling to build deep, strong bonds with other men. They see their lives as nothing more than an accident they have no control over, mere actors in a meaningless and tragic play.
Should we be shocked when our new generation of men are addicted to substances, video games, technology and social media? Young men are unknowingly sacrificing the adventurous life God called them into for a false life. A tame life. A domesticated life. As a result, they feel adrift, lost in a world in which they don't know their place...and they have no one to 'father' them through life's hard decisions.
And where does this lead? The statistics surrounding fatherlessness in American males are frightening:
The statistics go on and on...It could be safely stated that many, if not all, of our major social issues today find their roots in the failure or complete absence of the father at home. So, what are men to do to solve our own problem?
*Source: Psychology Today article by Edward Kruk, Ph.D - "Father Absence, Father Deficit, Father Hunger: The Vital Importance of Paternal Presence in Children's LIves"
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