Fatherlessness has become a major social problem in America, even an epidemic, with approximately 50% of children under the age of 18 not living in the same home as their biological father.
We have seen multiple generations who have grown up without the father’s emotional and often physical influence and support. Many of these fatherless children are wounded adults who continue to live their lives not knowing that they are suffering from the wound of absence referred to as the “father wound.”
The father calls forth the masculine in the son and the femininity of the daughter. The “father wound is the absence of the emotional blessing that only the father can provide to the child. A father identifies the child as well as gives the child a sense of self and self-confidence.
In The Affirmation Crisis, Pastor, Teacher and Missionary, Randy Hix details the serious impact this fatherlessness epidemic is having on our society and individuals and how to receive the needed affirmation and healing needed to mend the wounded heart.