Sunday, June 10, 2012

Blog Discussion: The Fatherless Generation

Loving Shephard Ministries (LSM) has been hard at work developing their social media tools to better advocate for the orphan and connect with people, and wanted to share a conversation they're having on their blog. You can share your thoughts as you talk about a difficult issue close to our hearts: fatherlessness.

Men -  Are you open to God calling you to step out in faith and take on the challenge of fatherlessness?

Women - Would you consider praying diligently for the fatherless and forwarding this opportunity to your husband, son, father, or brother?

From now until Father's Day, LSM will be talking about the book Fatherless Generation by John Sowers and using that as a starting point for deeper conversation. But the conversation won't grow without your participation! They want to spread the word about LSM, about the importance of Dads and Godly families. By sharing their blog and commenting, you'll help them advocate in bigger ways. 

And here's the exciting part: For every comment you make on each of these four blog posts and for every friend you refer (make sure they mention your name), you'll be entered into a drawing for a free copy of Fatherless Generation. 

So join in the discussion and tell your friends about it! And together, let's learn about the effects of fatherlessness and what we, as the body of Christ, can do for these children!

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Jim S said...

I posted a related comment here back on Feb. 28:
"Today's Opinion Journal column in the Wall Street Journal included this quote from a Brookings Institution brief: "By making the birth of the child the physical choice of the mother, the sexual revolution has made marriage and child support a social choice of the father."

It often looks to me as if current feminist thinking about abortion gives the would-have-been father no say in the matter at all, yet when a baby is not aborted, leaves him with all the child support bills for 20+ years, again with no voice in the matter.

That sounds like a lose:lose proposition for young men.

So I like the idea of offering fathers a chance to step up and take responsibility prior to a child being released for adoption."

Dina Ackermann, Ministry Coordinator said...

I agree. I wonder how many of the men would actually step up if given the chance. In domestic adoption in the U.S., doesn't the bio father have to relinquish his rights before adoption?