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The Emotional Toll of Fatherlessness

Jun 13, 2018 11:57:38 AM

A common thread among many people who enter the LIFE Recovery program is an absent or abusive father. Samantha’s story reflects the devastating effects of fatherlessness on children, and on the adults they become.

 Samantha was 6 when her mom took the kids and left her dad, who had abused them all. Her parents were both addicts, using drugs to cope with their grief from the sudden death of another child.

Samantha’s childhood was a blur of moving, running away from problems, never putting down roots.

“We would just move on the drop of a dime. I never made friends in school.”

Homeless and Fatherless

Mar 27, 2018 2:32:08 PM

Tonight, over 24 million American children will go to sleep in a home not occupied by their biological father. As Ron has observed at UGM, the heartbreaking toll of fatherlessness is evident in homeless women and children.

The Love of the Father

Mar 14, 2018 2:03:54 PM

The fact that I never knew my real father is something God has continually been healing me from since I was a young man. God wants to fill the hole in my heart where a father’s love should have been.