Together We Can
BUILD A WORLD WHERE EVERY CHILD EQUALLY HAVE ACCESS TO BOTH PARENTS IN THEIR LIVES.
Who We Are
Partnering to build a world where the best interests of children are supported by equal shared parenting.
Every child has an equal right to both parents to give identify, love, guide, coach and correct. Dad’s Matter Too believes that both parents are the foundation and a cornerstone in every child’s life. A father is the one ordained by God to release blessings over children. Therefore, we aspire to have a global impart by promoting a positive message of the true benefits, blessings and importance of fatherhood and healthy family relationships.
To help restore the foundation of both parents in every child’s life
A world where every child equally have access to both parents in their lives.
We exist to promote, equip, strengthen, restore and empower fathers in the shared responsibilities of been active in the lives of children.
- We believe that children need both voices. They benefit from having access to both parents.
- We believe that in the absence of abuse, neglect or abandonment, children are best served and supported when they have both parents equally present in their lives. They thrive growing up loving equally and equally loved by both parents.
- We believe that a presumption of equal shared parenting at divorce makes a level playing field between the parents with respect to parenting time and responsibility at the moment of separation.
- We believe that children who have equal and meaningful contact with two fit parents are:
- Less likely to drop out of school
- Less likely to run away from home
- Less likely to become pregnant or have an abortion
- Less likely to commit suicide
- Less likely to seek or create an abusive relationship
- Less likely to commit crimes and be incarcerated at some point
- Less likely to turn to drugs or alcohol
- We believe that parental alienation is child abuse and domestic violence.
- We believe that most fathers today are keen to experience both the joys and challenges of parenthood
- Derives satisfaction from their parental role and consider active and involvement as core part of their self identity.
- We believe that children are treated as prizes to be worn in family courts rather than human beings who are entitled to close contact with both parents.
- We believe that children experience diminished self-concept and compromised physical and emotional security:
- Feels abandoned when fathers are not involved in their lives
- Struggles with their emotions
- We believe that fatherless children experience behavioral problems such as:
- Have more difficulties with social adjustment
- Are more likely to report problems with friendships
- Intimidating persona in an attempt to disguise their fears, resentment, anxieties and unhappiness.
- We believe that fatherless children experience poor academic performance:
- Nearly 71% of high school drop-outs are fatherless
- Have more trouble academically (reading, mathematics and thinking skills)
- Likely to leave school at age 16.
- We believe that fatherless children experience delinquency and youth crime:
- Violent crime
- 85% of youth in prison have an absent father.
- Fatherless children are more likely to offend and go to jail.
- We believe that fatherless teen girls become susceptible to exploitation by adult men.
- We believe that fatherless teen girls are:
- More likely to experience problems with sexual health
- Greater likelihood of having intercourse before the age 16
- Greater likelihood of becoming teenage parents.
- We believe that fatherless children are vulnerable to drug and alcohol abuse:
- Fatherless children more likely to smoke, drink alcohol and abuse drugs in childhood and adulthood.
- We believe that runaway children becoming homeless have absent fathers
- We believe that fatherless children are exposed to exploitation and abuse
- Fatherless children are at greater risk of suffering physical, emotional and sexual abuse
- Recent study reported that preschoolers not living with both of their biological parents are 40 times more likely to be sexually abused.
- We believe that fatherless children are likely to experience mental Health disorders such as anxiety, depression and suicide.
A father’s role in the family is pivotal. He’s called upon to:
Gives direction and discipline
Being a father like God the father; God our father in heaven is the perfect example of what a father should be strong, courageous, compassionate and even-tempered.
- 1 Cor 16:13; Deut 1:29-31; Malachi 4:6; 1 Corinthians 13; Psalm 103:13; Prov 17:27; Prov 17:24; Luke 15:20-24; Prov 14:26; Matthew 7:9-11; Prov 10:9; Psalm 127:3-5
Children, listen to your fathers
God, The Most loving Father
- Only God Himself can truly be the perfect example of a father.
- A father that’s loving, compassionate, caring and forgiving
- Even if you don’t have a relationship with your earthly father, you can have one with your heavenly father. If you repent and confess your sins (Rom 10:9-13) and put your trust in Him you can be born again and inherit eternal life (John 3:16); Rom 10:9-13
Fathers Blessing (Gen 49:22-28)
- There’s nothing that turns kids away from the Lord more than to have a father who preaches religion but who does not truly walk with God.