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The Family


The following passages in the Bible were referenced in some way in the prayer for this topic.

Eph. 5:22-27; Mal. 2:16; Eph. 4:32; Prov. 1:7-8; Prov. 2:1-5

Statistics

  • “Infant mortality rates are 1.8 times higher for infants of unmarried mothers than for married mothers.”

    “Children in father-absent homes are almost four times more likely to be poor.”

    One out of three children in the U.S. live in a home without their biological father.

    Father-absent homes raises the risk of delinquency, teen pregnancy, and not finishing high school.

    — “Statistics on the Father Absence Crisis in America.” fatherhood.org. n.d. Web. 04 Mar. 2014.

  • “15.5 million children in the United States live in families in which partner violence occurred at least once in the past year.”

    — “Get the Facts: The Facts on Domestic, Dating and Sexual Violence.” futureswithoutviolence.org. n.d. Web. 25 Nov. 2011.

  • Many sex slaves are obtained through “lover boys” who approach young, vulnerable girls and make promises of love and a better life (Loc 397).

    — Kara, Siddharth. Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery. Columbia University Press. 2009. Kindle edition. Model D00901.

  • In many Southeast Asian countries over half the population is under 15 years old (Loc. 357-8).

    — Batstone, David. Not for Sale. HarperCollins. 2008. Kindle edition. Model D00901.

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"Father-in-Law"

"...when I am actively caring for my wife, loving her, and seeking opportunities to showcase her beauty to others, I am pleasing God on about as high a level as He can be pleased."

Ministries And Organizations Who Are Making a Difference

I am not personally involved in all the ministries and organizations listed below. I am merely listing known possibilities within a limited framework of credentials. Please do your own research.

Focus on the Family

Benefiting families for decades: "a global Christian ministry dedicated to helping families thrive. We provide help and resources for couples to build healthy marriages that reflect God’s design, and for parents to raise their children according to morals and values grounded in biblical principles."

I Like Giving

"I Like Giving is a non-profit created to inspire a generous world. The website ilikegiving.com serves as a platform for unique storytelling and idea sharing. I Like Giving believes a generous world is a better world for all of us and wants your action, not your money."

Laban Ministries--The Women's Ministry Center

"Women have been uniquely gifted by God to help direct their families toward Christ. In Congo this proves difficult simply because most of them can’t read the words of Christ."