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Faith-Based Communities See Fathers Playing A Vital Role
February 14, 2012
As fathers and families find new ways to strengthen that natural bond, a group of faith-based communities in North Carolina are turning their focus onto fatherhood. Asserting that church congregations naturally house fathers and mothers, dads are relearning the necessary skills to be present in their fatherhood roles.
According to Jeff Quinn of Duke University’s Center for Child and Family Policy, involved fathers have great impact on the development of their children scholastically and otherwise. Speaking at the Durham Early Childhood Faith Initiative’s lunch and learn session titled “Getting Fathers Involved with Young Children” last week, Quinn told the attendees that engagement as a father is most key.
“You don’t have to have everything to be perfect – just be there for your child,” Quinn said to the Herald Sun. Quinn urged that faith leaders do more to include fathers as part of their following, including support systems and various events that will connect fatherhood and the church in a positive way.
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