We live in a “me too” culture that has done everything in its power to demonize dads and men. In fact, after listening to some of our culture’s proponents you would think that men can’t do anything right or good or helpful in life. That is far from the truth!The world’s wisest man, King Solomon said this: “Reverence for God gives a man deep strength.  

Luckily, scientific studies show us how important dads are in the lives of their children. Look at just a few of the hundreds of studies that have come out in recent years:

Children who grow up with both biological parents achieve significantly better results educationally, in marriage, and economically. They receive better grades, on average complete one year more of schooling, are 10% more likely to graduate from high school, are more likely to marry, earn more income, and accumulate more wealth.

The Family Pediatrics Task Force on the Family found that women and children are severely punished when a husband and father is not present in the home. Income for single women head of households is only 47% of married couple family income. As a result, the probability of children living in poverty is five times greater in single women households

66% of children born in America will not live with both biological parents through the age of eighteen. Here are some of the effects:

     Fatherless children are 5 times as likely to repeat a grade, and have emotional problems.

     93% of all people incarcerated are men, and 85% of them have no father figure.

     Research shows that tweens and teens need the firm leadership a father provides. A child performs better in school if his father takes an interest in his education. Children have more confidence when their fathers spend time with them and show them affection.

All future romantic relationships to occur in a girl’s life will be influenced positively or negatively by the way she perceives and interacts with her dad.

A woman’s respect for her husband is significantly influenced by the way she perceived her father.

Children raised without a father are 40 times more likely to be physically abused, 2 times more likely to end up as a pregnant teenager, and four times more likely to go to prison.

40% of fatherless white children don’t finish high school; 70% of fatherless black children.

The government estimates that for every child raised without a father, $54,000 are needed to offset the effects and consequences of not having a father.

So the next time someone downplays the role men and fathers have in society and life, remember that the facts speak louder than political correctness and our lives are much more enriched by having a dad in our lives.