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Fathers significantly impact the family values. It is alarming however to learn that fathers are missing in the home and it continues to be a growing concern. There are studies to support many facts about the absence of fathers at home:

- The absence of fathers results in children grieving as if he had died (http://missourifamilies.org/features/divorcearticles/divorcefeature14.htm)

- The absence of fathers contributes significantly to early sexual activity and teen pregnancy for their daughters (http://www.dukenews.duke.edu/2003/06/dodge605.html)

- Dad’s absence is “the primary cause of many of…most serious social problems, including poverty, high school dropout, teen pregnancy, and delinquency

(http://apps.olin.wustl.edu/macarthur/working%20papers/wp-mclanahan2.htm)

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