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Mark 3: 24-27

If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. And if Satan opposes himself and is divided, he cannot stand; his end has come. In fact, no one can enter a strong man’s house without first tying him up. Then he can plunder the strong man’s house.


Revelation 12: 7-9

Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.


John 5:19

Jesus gave them this answer: “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by Himself; He can do only what He sees His Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.


John 16:13, 14

But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on His own; He will speak only what He hears, and He will tell you what is yet to come. He will glorify Me because it is from Me that He will receive what He will make known to you.

1 Corinthians 15: 45-47

So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living being”; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit. The spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and after that the spiritual. The first man was of the dust of the earth; the second Man is of heaven.

Ephesians 5:22-26
Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing[a] her by the washing with water through the word,

1 Peter 3: 1, 2
Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives,


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Media's portrayal of Fathers - Part1

 

 

 

 

     Father factor on youth in society 

   *63 percent of youth suicides are from fatherless homes

   * 90 percent of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless  

     homes

   * 85 percent of all children who show behavior disorders come from

     fatherless homes

   * 80 percent of rapists with anger problems come from fatherless homes

   * 71 percent of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes

   * 75 percent of all adolescent patients in chemical-abuse centers come from

     fatherless homes

   * 85 percent of all youths in prison come from fatherless homes

   * 85% of all children who show behavior disorders come from fatherless 

     homes – 20 times the average.  (Center for Disease Control)

   * 80% of rapists with anger problems come from fatherless homes –14

     times the average.  (Justice & Behavior, Vol 14, p. 403-26)

   * 71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes – 9 times the average. 

     (National Principals Association Report)

   * Father Factor in Education - Fatherless children are twice as likely to drop out of

     school.

   * Children with Fathers who are involved are 40% less likely to repeat a grade in school.

   * Children with Fathers who are involved are 70% less likely to drop out of school.

   * Children with Fathers who are involved are more likely to get A’s in school.

   * Children with Fathers who are involved are more likely to enjoy school and engage in extracurricular

      activities.

    * 75% of all adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers come from fatherless homes – 10 times the

      average.

      Father Factor in Drug and Alcohol Abuse - Researchers at Columbia University found that children

      living in two-parent household with a poor relationship with their father are 68% more likely to smoke,

      drink, or use drugs compared to all teens in two-parent households. Teens in single mother households

      are at a 30% higher risk than those in two-parent households.

    * 70% of youths in state-operated institutions come from fatherless homes – 9 times the average.  

    * 85% of all youths in prison come from fatherless homes – 20 times the average.

 

For a Christian mother rearing her children alone, when her children become adults less than 20% of them stay in church.

   For a Christian Father rearing his children alone, when their children become adults 70% of them stay

   in the church.

 

   For unconverted families—for those who are unchurched if the mother is the first one to be converted, 

   and she starts to pray and work on her family to be come Christians less than 30% are successful.  

 

   For fathers who have unconverted families , if the father is converted, 90% of their families become

   converted .

 

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The greatest want of the world is the want of men—men who will not be bought or sold, men who in their inmost souls are true and honest, men who do not fear to call sin by its right name, men whose conscience is as true to duty as the needle to the pole, men who will stand for the right though the heavens fall. But such a character is not the result of accident; it is not due to special favors or endowments of Providence. A noble character is the result of self-discipline, of the subjection of the lower to the higher nature—the surrender of self for the service of love to God and man. (Education, p. 57)