Fatherlessness is a “rot that is eating away at the modern soul,” writes Douglas Wilson, and the problem goes far beyond physical absence. “Most of our families are starving for fathers, even if Dad is around, and there’s a huge cost to our children and our society because of it.” Father Hunger takes a thoughtful, timely, richly engaging excursion into our cultural chasm of absentee fatherhood. Blending leading-edge research with incisive analysis and real-life examples, Wilson: Traces a range of societal ills from poverty and crime to joyless feminism and paternalistic government expansion’to a vacuum of mature masculinity; Explains the key differences between asserting paternal authority and reestablishing true spiritual fathering; Uncovers the corporate-fulfillment fallacy and other mistaken assumptions that undermine fatherhood; Extols the benefits of restoring fruitful fathering, from stronger marriages to greater economic liberty. Filled with practical ideas and self-evaluation tools, Father Hunger both encourages and challenges men to “embrace the high calling of fatherhood,” becoming the dads that their families and our culture so desperately need them to be.
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