Some Stats on the Fatherless

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I finished up Donald Miller’s To Own a Dragon over the weekend and wanted to share some stats that are published at the end of the book (courtesy of the Belmont Foundation – http://www.belmontfoundation.org/):

  • 63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes.
  • 85% of all children who show behavior disorders come from fatherless homes.
  • 80% of rapists with anger problems come from fatherless homes.
  • 71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes.
  • 75% of all adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers come from fatherless homes.
  • 70% of youths in state-operated institutions come from fatherless homes.
  • 85% of all youths in prison come from fatherless homes.
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~ by toddbumgarner on February 17, 2008 5:02 pm.

One Response to “Some Stats on the Fatherless”

  1. Have you seen the video of Shannon Culpepper on http://www.iamsecond.com ?? It’s a really powerful testimony on overcoming fatherlessness. Let me know what you think!

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