1 in 5 US children under the age of 18 has anemotional, behavioural or developmental problem.1 in 4 US teenagers suffers from one or more of theseproblems.(For male teenagers, closer to 1 in 3)Dissolution of 2-parent family is a leading factor
70% of young men in US prisons grew up withoutfathers in their homeThe children of single parents are 5 times more likelyto be poor and 2 times more likely to drop out ofschool.80% of adolescents in psychiatric hospitals comefrom broken homes.
3 out of 4 teenage suicides occur in householdswhere a parent (generally the father) has beenabsent.Children living apart from a biological parent are 20-40% more vulnerable to illness.
Divorced fathers, on average, do poorly in financiallysupporting & visiting children. The fathers of childrenborn out of wedlock are even worse… American mensee marriage and parenting as a package; when themarriage breaks up, parenting deteriorates as well.
Today the fashionable idea is "humanrights," or "civil rights." That is a verysuperficial idea actually. We are talkingabout Gods rights and human rightsequally…
…Human rights without God are worthless; Godsrights without man have nothing to do with the ideal.We have to initiate a movement which candemonstrate how we find our real dignity when we putourselves on an equal level with God. Gods rights areour rights.Father Moon, 13th Feb 1977