Something has dramatically changed in the value system of Americans today. Fathers are increasingly absent from the home, and children are being raised in a fatherless society.
A recent study by the National Center for Fathering has revealed that 72.2 percent of Americans agree that the most significant family or social problem facing America is the physical absence of the father from the home. Why do they so strongly agree? It's because nearly 40 percent of the children in this country today live in a home without their fathers. That's approximately 27 million children living apart from their biological fathers. What is more, 56.5 percent of Americans 18 and older say that fathers today spend less time with their children than their fathers did. And one result is that over half of Americans believe that most people have unresolved problems with their fathers.
What this means is that we are experiencing a cultural shift of gigantic proportions. Fatherlessness is not just an inconvenient anomaly, or a departure from the norm; it is a cataclysmic cultural deviation that is having an incredibly negative impact on children which will be felt for generations.
The National Center for Fathering has discovered that one way to counter this downward slide is to teach men fathering behaviors in small groups. This program, called the Dads of Destiny Small Group Program, is designed to equip and disciple men to become better fathers. It is a challenging program that does the following:
Participants in the Dads of Destiny program take the National Center for Fathering's 138-question Personal Fathering Profile. This computer-scored interactive assessment tool helps men understand both their fathering strengths and weaknesses and ...