Over the years, my wife and I have ministered to literally thousands of individuals trapped in life-controlling bondage.

Addiction, sexual perversion, gender confusion, abuse, violence, despair, chronic homelessness …

We’ve been there helping others, up close and personal.

In the jail, in the woods, in the ‘hood and in other places where polite society seldom goes …

And seen God redeem many lives.

We have yet, however, to meet anyone who’s there simply because of poverty.

For the vast majority, the key issues go back to dysfunctional upbringings due to dysfunctional or absent fathers …

Often affecting multiple generations.

Although the power of the Cross can heal individual wounds …

Without restored fatherhood, there’s not much else a nation as a whole can do to actually prevent most social ills.