Fatherhood is tougher day by day. The government instead of celebrating intact families encourages & rewards bad behavior by fathers. The unspoken but well known message is that the government will step in and feed & house your kids should you not do your job. The government will pay the mother of your child to make up for your failures.
“Nearly 80 percent of long term child poverty occurs in broken or never-married families.”
Maybe I could more easily get on board in my enthusiasm of Planned Parenthood if their main business were not abortion to the tune of $542 million in taxpayer dollars by way of government grants, contracts, and Medicaid reimbursements, and instead offered a broader approach such as voluntary referrals to programs providing life-planning, marriage, and relationship training, to those who are interested and encourage young adult women to delay childbirth and to develop stable marital relationships before bringing children into the world.
Maybe it’s just me, but given the choice as a kid of which father image or memory I would prefer it would be this, not this.
You think young Titus is gonna go bad down the road having this kind of love and attention from a dedicated father? No, me either. Think about it dads, you can make all the difference, in fact one way or the other you do make the difference. And done well, it could likely be the biggest joy of you life.
Step up, take responsibility, be a dad to ALL your children. Kids excel with self-confidence. It’s not that hard. Work everyday to give your kids self-confidence, teach them right from wrong and the joy of a job well done, and watch them thrive and bloom! We’re all better for it.
Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)