Dr. Albert Mohler reports about Robert Garcia, a quality engineer for Emulex Corp.,who is also the President of a group called DADS — Dedicated, Assuring, Devoted Special — a Jurupa-area group that promotes greater involvement by fathers in their children’s lives. He works in Costa Mesa, California and lives in Glen Avon.
Garcia notes the (predictably) positive impact of involved, caring fathers in the lives of their children:
“Garcia and DADS members say the premise of the group is simple: fatherly involvement engenders personal fulfillment and pays big dividends for society as well.
‘My research shows that if fathers get involved with their kids, they (the children) score higher on tests and stay out of trouble,’ he said.”
The original story from the Inland News (out of Riverside, CA) is here. Noted sociologist Bradford Wilcox from the University of Virginia and author of Soft Patriarchs, New Men: How Christianity Shapes Fathers and Husbands (Morality and Society Series) (which I’ve heard is outstanding) is also quoted.