Thursday, June 25, 2015
Want to Stop Violence? These young men need parents, especially fathers
Violence in our cities is rampant. Once in a great while a person is harmed or even killed by a police officer. However, people, especially young people, are killing each other in large numbers.
I pray often about these issues but I have a slogan: Ora et Labora or Pray and Work! These young men and women need two parents. Research shows that kids, especially boys, reared with a missing parent is likely to have numerous health and behavior problems.
March, pray and offer jobs but if we want to really help we will be dads, moms and older siblings. Our ministries in Greater Cincinnati, Columbus, Northern Kentucky, and around the nation have equipped thousands of Peer Helpers to "Heal the broken hearted and set the captives free since 1975. Over 40 years of training caregivers, big brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, how to love people in real time.
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