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THE ALCHEMY OF LOVE IN FATHERHOOD: CARRY GREAVES

A recent survey from Careerbuilder.com stated that almost 30% of Fathers would be willing to take a pay cut to spend more time with their children. And about 35% of 25 million American children live without their biological fathers. Is this a good thing? In one sense we may feel good that many Fathers would take a pay cut to spend more time with their children. But on the other hand, there are still so many children who are living without their biological fathers. What’s even more painful is that many of these same children will most likely have behavioral problems in school, be more likely to get involved with drugs of all sorts, and come in contact with the criminal justice system. And their social interaction with others will be difficult and, to a degree, hampered.

Many fathers who unfortunately live in low income communities are more prone to be absent from their children’s lives for many reasons. And one of the reasons, from personally speaking to them, is that they f…

EMERGING KEEPERS OF THE PLANET

“We, the young people, are the emerging keepers of a threatened planet. If change is to occur, we must be its eyes, its heart, and its conscience. The ethical and moral tasks that are entrusted to the G8 leaders ultimately affect all humans; therefore, together, we must have enough respect for the present and the future in which the young people are living today and will live in tomorrow. We urge you to listen and include our voices in your decisions. Act now!”
[Concluding Statement of the Declaration of Rome (http://www.unicef.org/media/media_50194.html)]


We may not understand the music that our children – our future – our bridge to the future -- listen to. And we may not understand why MYSPACE, FACEBOOK, TWITTER, iPhones, and iPads seem to be their primary and preferred mode of communications and, in some cases, source of information. But it is important that we understand what influences and inspires our children and what they think, care, and dream about.

We must step back…