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Judge Me as a Father

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Men Who Were Raised in Single Parent Homes

My Sons – Jamie & Douglas Cruise

Dr. Charles Stanley – Pastor Atlanta Georgia

Jim Daily – Focus on the Family

Dr. Fred Luter – Pastor / President Southern Baptist Convention

Voddie Bacham – Pastor / Family – Men’s Conference Speaker

Dr. Lavon Gray – Liberty University / Music Director

George Washington – 1st President

Thomas Jefferson – President

Bill Clinton – President

Lance Armstrong – Cyclist

Jimmy Connors – Tennis

Pierce Brosnan – Actor

Eric Clapton – Musician

Stephen Colbert – TV Host

John Lennon – Musician

Eddie Murphy – Actor/Comedian

Jack Nicholson – Actor

Shaquille O’Neal – Basketball Star

Al Pachino – Actor

Alex Rodriguez – Baseball Star

Bill Cosby – Comedian / Actor

Michael Phelps – Olympic Gold Medalist

Alexander Haig, Jr. – Secretary of State

Charles Darwin – Biologist

Let me know of any other men you know of that were raised in a single parent home.

Let me know if you were raised in a single parent home and by which parent.

All You Involved Dads & Father Figures

Happy Father’s Day to all of the men (fathers / single parent dads / stepdads / grandfathers / uncles / pastors / mentors) who have invested in the lives of your children and loved ones. You are appreciated!

What It Means to be a Father…

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Dad, daddy, pop, papa, pa, and father. Many names, but the same job description. 

The term “fathering,” means to treat with protective care. It means being involved, behaving responsibly, being emotionally engaged, physically available, providing financial support, and having influence in child-rearing decisions.

THE STATE OF FATHERHOOD

Before the industrial revolution, dads worked side by side with their children and both taught, and lived out, the critical character traits needed for a successful life. Traits such as: honesty, patience, integrity, hard work, and perseverance. Traits that helped build a great nation.

When the industrial revolution showed up, fathers left their farms and headed to the factories. Long workdays and swing shifts set the stage for the absentee father.

Over time, fathers often became regarded as merely breadwinners who fulfilled their paternal duty by providing. Dads made the money and moms did everything else.

That kind of thinking has had a negative effect on the home!

Today in America, 43% of all children live without their father. Ninety percent of all homeless and runaway children, 71% of all pregnant teenagers, 71% of high school dropouts, 75% of adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers, come from fatherless homes.

Fatherless children are twice as likely to drop out of high school, twice as likely to end up in jail, and four times more likely to need help for behavioral problems.

Some people ask, “Are fathers necessary?” The answer is a resounding yes!

I don’t list these statistics to frighten you. I want to show fathers just how important it is that you take an active role in your child’s life. This will help not only your child, but also improve your relationship with your spouse.

In education alone, statistics show that children with fathers are 40% less likely to repeat a grade in school, 70% less likely to drop out of school, are more likely to enjoy school and engage in extracurricular activities, and are more likely to make A’s in school.
WHAT GOD’S WORD SAYS

“Fathers,” we’re a God idea. The creator of the universe describes himself as a Father. He also describes himself as Love. This describes action not just feeling. Love is what you do for somebody, not what you feel about them.

Scripture gives us some insight as to what God expected:

  • Proverbs 22:6 (NKJV) Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.
  • Deuteronomy 6:6-7 (NKJV) “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.
  • Luke 11:11-13 (NLT) “You fathers—if your children ask[a] for a fish, do you give them a snake instead? 12 Or if they ask for an egg, do you give them a scorpion? Of course not! 13 So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him.”
  • Ephesians 6:4 (NLT) Fathers, [a] do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord.
  • Colossians 3:21 (NLT) Fathers, do not aggravate your children, or they will become discouraged.
  • Hebrews 12:9 (NLT) Since we respected our earthly fathers who disciplined us, shouldn’t we submit even more to the discipline of the Father of our spirits, and live forever?

SUMMARIZING: A FATHER’S RESPONSIBILITY

  • Teach your children.
  • Train them.
  • Give them good gifts.
  • Do not provoke them to anger by the way we treat them.
  • Do not aggravate them.

If you didn’t have a father around or if you’re a single mother, God promises to be a father to the fatherless (Psalm 68:5). Don’t let statistics make you think a situation is hopeless. No situation is hopeless with God. He has a great plan for you and your family!

If you are a father, take what God’s Word says and make that your aim for fatherhood. God set the standard and all we need to do is follow that example.

Joe McGee
Joe McGee Ministries

This article is from MoJoe Newsletter 6/18/2015

Involved Dads

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Involved Dads are incredibly important for children to grow up to be well-adjusted adults Kids with involved Dads do far better when compared to kids whose Dads are not involved Kids need their Dads

Daughters of single parents without a Father involved are:

53% more likely to marry as teenagers

711% more likely to have children as teenagers

164% more likely to have a pre-marital birth

92% more likely to get divorced themselves

Yes, INVOLVED dads are incredibly important in the lives of their daughters

Super Single Parent Conference

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Super Single Parent Conference

Olive Baptist Church – Pensacola, FL

Friday & Saturday, May 1-2

It’s tough being a single parent. James Cruise knows this all too well. Many years ago James lost his wife to a car accident, leaving him solely responsible for three young children. You have the opportunity to hear his story and learn from his struggles.

How can you take care of your children, take care of yourself and still find time to follow Christ’s leading in your life? Find out by joining us May 1-2 to hear from James Cruise, our guest speaker, at the Become A Super Single Parent Conference. The cost for the conference is $10. Payment envelopes can be picked up at the registration table in the foyer, all singles classes, the Singles office and the Main office. Scholarships are available by contacting the Singles office at 850-475-1147.

The Friday evening session begins at 7:00pm with heavy hors d’oeuvres. Saturday morning begins at 8:30am with a continental breakfast being offered. The event will be held in the Blue Room (#4100).

Free childcare will be provided for birth through fifth grade, but only for those registered by April 22. Pre-registered children can be checked in at the Simmons Building 15 minutes before the event starts and picked up immediately at the close of both sessions.

http://olivebaptist.org/singles

Visit JAMES CRUISE MINISTRIES

Visite us at our website http://www.jamescruise.com to learn more about being a single parent.

Involved Dads

Involved Dads are incredibly important for children to grow up to be well-adjusted adults. Kids with involved Dads do far better when compared to kids whose Dads are not involved. Kids need their Dads.

Daughters of single parents without a Father involved are:

  • 53% more likely to marry as teenagers
  • 711% more likely to have children as teenagers
  • 164% more likely to have a pre-marital birth
  • 92% more likely to get divorced themselves

Yes, INVOLVED dads are incredibly important in the lives of their daughters.

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