Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Fatherhood as a Luxury, Not a Necessity

by: Armstrong Williams

We all should be absolutely alarmed by the current state of fatherhood in this country. It is terribly troubling that our society accepts fatherhood as a luxury, not a necessity. An involved, loving, active father has become the exception in this country, and it's time we make it the norm again.

On the surface, there are some things that only a father can provide his children. Although a mother is vital to a child's development, there are some activities that a dad just makes perfect. Shooting baskets or going ice skating becomes more than a bonding experience between father and child, it becomes a moment when boys learn how to carry themselves as men, how to strive for a goal, work hard, and strengthen their male personality. It becomes a moment when daughters learn how a man should properly treat a woman, interact with males, try their best, overcome adversity, and strive for their potential. There is little in life that can simulate these fathers – child moments that turn ordinary days into treasured lifelong memories.

To read this article in its entirety go to Townhall.

1 comment:

Sandra said...

In 2007, out of wedlock births were about about 72% for blacks, 51% for Hispanics and 28% for whites. 40% of all births were out of wedlock!

It's a sin against God and the human race.