When are men needed??by Roger Lipe

So long 2018 …

In a year when the voices of woman have been heard loud and clear, one may ask if we need men. Here are a few thoughts as we close out the year by Roger Lipe, chaplain for Illinois State university athletes…

· Men are needed by their friends.

o When they need someone to trust.

o When they need someone to encourage them.

o When they need someone to believe in.

o Men are needed by their friends.

· Men are needed by their parents.

o For their lives to have a legacy.

o For security.

o For a sense of family pride. “That’s my son.”

o Men are needed by their parents.

· Men are needed by the women in their lives – mothers, sisters, girlfriends, wives.

o For security.

o For provision.

o For comfort.

o For stability.

o For courage.

o For direction.

o For confidence.

o Men are needed by the women in their lives.

· Men are needed by their children.

o Your children need you. Hear these statistics:

§ 63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes.

§ 90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes.

§ 85% of all children who show behavior disorders come from fatherless homes.

§ 71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes.

o Men are needed by their children.

· Today, Men are needed by their teammates.

o To compete.

o To battle.

o To overcome.

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