The Painful Truth About Fatherless Homes

February 2nd, 2022 | AR

Children without fathers are more susceptible to mental illness. Children raised in broken homes are more susceptible to poor outcomes in adulthood. These are all scientific findings, not matters of personal opinion. As the warriors for social justice direct the narratives in our corporate media, the fabric of the nuclear family continues to deteriorate, leaving behind generations of ill-equipped children who will go on to fare poorly in many social situations. This troubling new normal began with Generation X and will go on to end with forthcoming generations.

A 2013 study on the causal effects of absent fathers concluded that the emotional and social development of children without fathers is negative compared to that of children raised by both parents.

“We find strong evidence that father absence negatively affects children's social-emotional development, particularly by increasing externalizing behavior,” it said. In addition, the study found that the effects of an absent father were more pronounced with young boys. “These effects may be more pronounced if father absence occurs during early childhood than during middle childhood, and they may be more pronounced for boys than for girls.”

According to author Alan Blankstein, fatherless children pose one of the biggest challenges in education. In an interview with NPR, he also stated the negative effects fathlessness has on young girls. “The research that I've seen says that girls are twice as likely to suffer from obesity without the father present. They're four-times more likely to get pregnant as teenagers,” he said.

“Boys are more likely to act out, but if a young girl is imploding, we don't see it.”

If Blankfield is to be believed, it appears that girls may be equally effected by fatherlessness as boys, but that doctors and parents may be less likely to see it. With the emergence of social media, incidents of self-harm and suicide among adolescent girls has increased. Together, a combination of fatherlessness and the pressures placed on children by their peers and social media could be causing dramatic changes in behaviour.

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With a variable and unbiased perspective, it appears that boys and girls without fathers are equally harmed, but that they may experience and exhibit the harm in different ways.

In situations of abuse and sexual predation, homes with boyfriends and step-fathers are 33% more likely to result in the abuse and sexual molestation of a child, compared to intact families with biological fathers. This was according to a British study conducted in the early 1990s.

According to the National Fatherhood Initiative and the FBI, 60% of rapists in the United States are men who come from a fatherless home. 72% of teenage murderers come from a fatherless home; 90% of runaways are from a fatherless home and children from fatherless homes are 11 times more likely to commit a violent crime. According to the Institute For The Study Of Civil Society in the UK, fatherless children are eight times more likely to end up in prison, nine times more likely to drop out of high school and five times more likely to commit suicide.

This data is indisputable. Fatherless homes are dangerous and destructive for individuals who come from them and for our society. The science is settled, yet we are not heeding the unquestionable results in front of our eyes. Our corporate media continues to relay the messages of far-left fringe activists who oppose the nuclear family and encourage single parenthood. It is, therefore, by knowing and sharing the facts that we can change our cultural trajectory on the subject.

A Culture Of Marriage And Monogamy

Marriage, as an institution, has been slowly dismantled over several decades. We have moved toward being a culture of sexual deviance and polygamy, rather than a society of strong social values and structure. The ways to fix this are numerous, but only when the real harm of broken and fatherless homes is realized and understood by a majority will we begin a cultural shift toward monogamy, principle and family values.

In the meantime, a cure for the unrelenting mainstream culture that surrounds our children exists in Catholic, private and home schooling.

When possible, bringing back Christian values, not necessarily religiousness, to our children would be of great value. The structure and principles contained within Catholic teachings can instill a powerful and valuable foundation in our children, with or without the requirement of piousness and devotion to the religion. The mere structure and principles found in Catholicism alone would be of great long-term value for most children.

"Fatherless homes are dangerous and destructive for individuals who come from them and for our society."

For single parents facing extraordinary new social pressures, Catholic school is a good, strong and reliable alternative to public schooling. For those who can afford it, private schools are a superior alternative to the public arena. For those who have the time and means, home-schooling is a strong option that will guarantee a child's security from the free-wielding, and often depraved liberal culture found in public schools.

Outside of Catholicism there exists private and church-run school systems from other faiths.

For parents of the atheist or agnostic tendencies, religious schools could offer the structure and foundation to set their children on a more prosperous and principled path. Nearly every mainstream faith, including Islam and Hinduism, encourages the principles of monogamy and marriage. Similar principles are found in Mormonism and Judaism, leaving several options for parents, single or not, to invest in the social security and success of their children.

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