Society belittles fathers

June 19th, 2019 by Ken

We just celebrated one of the more obscure holidays of the year – – Father’s Day.  You only hear about it, when stores want to make sales.   It’s not like the better known and well-loved  – Mother’s Day.

Father’s Day was celebrated last weekend, but it always plays second-fiddle to Mother’s Day.  There’s something about mothers that make people oh and ad, particularly when they’re holding their new baby.

And, as he or she grows up, he or she becomes attached to mother.  But, that’s not often the case with fathers.

Something like 55 percent of all children born in the United States today are born to mothers who aren’t married – – and a large proportion of those are births to mothers with no father in sight. 

This has been going on for more than 30 years now – – bringing the idea that fathers are not necessary for the raising of children.

Oh, it’s nice when they’re around, but our society seems to think that we don’t need fathers to raise children.  Consequently the role of a father has been diminished and even a holiday dedicated to fathers means almost nothing.

As a father and a step-father, I always look forward to receiving a visit or a phone call from my five children.  They all did so this past weekend and I enjoyed every minute of it.  I feel loved and appreciated by my children all year long and I don’t need the extra attention on Fathers Day – – although I do enjoy it.’

But, I feel sorry for all those children who have no fathers and I feel sorry for all those fathers who have conceived children – then walked away.

There has to be extra guilt for society to let that happen.

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