Episode 066: Combating Fatherlessness with Dr. Shane Wall

Fighting an Epidemic...One Person at a Time

Today’s guest is helping in the fight against one of the greatest epidemics of our time: fatherlessness. If you don’t think it’s an epidemic, consider the sobering statistics below.

Combating Fatherlessness with Dr. Shane Wall

The US Department of Health/Census reports that 63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes. 90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes, as reported by The US D.H.H.S. and Bureau of the Census. 85% of all children who show behavior disorders come from fatherless homes (Center for Disease Control). 85% of all youths in prison come from fatherless homes (Fulton Co. Georgia, Texas Dept. of Correction).

This is clearly an epidemic. It might be the single biggest problem facing our nation and the world.

The reality is that children need fathers. While we appreciate, honor, and offer as much help as possible to single mothers like my mom, the statistics don’t lie. A nation and a world without fathers is faltering.

Today’s guest doesn’t claim to have all the answers, but he is on a mission to address the problem. He hosts a call-in, text-in and email-in podcast for fatherless children get their life questions answered, in an effort to thwart the ill effects of living without fatherly advice.

Please join me in welcoming to the show, Dr. Shane Wall.

About Shane

Dr. Shane Wall is host of the Hi Dad Show, a call-in, text-in and email-in podcast for fatherless children get their life questions answered, in an effort to thwart the ill effects of living without fatherly advice. He is the founder and pastor of The Feast of the Lord in Orangeburg, SC, where he and his wife Jasmyne reside.

Pastor Wall is the author of the book, What Are You Doing After the Dance? and his newest book, Understanding.

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Join me for episode 67, The Lie of Influence. If you’ve ever fallen in the trap of trying to measure your influence, this episode is for you. So many of my listeners get caught up, like we all do, in statistics. We want to know our Klout score, how many downloads we got, or how many followers we have. But the voice that says those numbers matter is a lie. Come back for episode 67 to learn why.

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