Set an extra chair.

“If I have withheld anything that the poor desired, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail, or have eaten my morsel alone, and the fatherless has not eaten of it (for from my youth the fatherless grew up with me as with a father, and from my mother’s womb I guided the widow).  – Job 31:16-18. 
Just a few days ago I watch a video that presented in a convincing way the direct correlation between the neglect of fathers in their priestly duties in the home and the loss of children to the church in adulthood.  It was sobering.  Currently 1 in 5 children will remain in church beyond college age. This trend did not exist before we as parents began to hand the raising of our children to Youth Groups, Schools, and Television. My plea, as this is Family Life Month, is to the families – redouble your efforts against the attacks of Satan that would have you believe that there is anything on the face of this earth that is more important than your constant influence on the lives of your children. Those who have no children in your home remember that, in the US, 41% of births today are to an unmarried parent.  You can make a difference in that child’s life if you choose to

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