Director’s Desk: March 2016

Director’s Desk: March 2016

A community is only as strong as its weakest link. What is the link that makes up a community? Family. It’s a mom needing prenatal care, a dad needing fatherhood support, or a public or private school student needing to understand how choices today impact his/her future tomorrow. Each of these people play a vital role in a family.

Hope Unlimited Family Care Center’s mission is to strengthen and empower families, and dads are essential to the family. In January’s American Family Association Journal article, Porn is Strangling Families, I was reminded why reaching dads is so important.

“Pornography is sweeping through our churches like a tsunami leaving families torn apart in its wake.” The article went on to report, “Sixty-eight percent (68%) of Christian men are addicted to porn and living in the shame of its bondage.”

This is why we have invested more resources and time into our outreach and service to fathers. If you haven’t already, check out how Hope Unlimited Family Care Center is addressing these needs in this post.

Starting tough conversations is easier when we provide a walk-in, result-driven free service. That’s why we’ll also be expanding our current pregnancy test service to include limited sexually transmitted infection screenings later this year. This confidential and free service will be available to any teenager, man or woman.

At the end of 2015, the Lord told me this is the year of Malachi 4:6,

“God will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers.” Confronting the issues of pornography and sexually transmitted infections are vital to our mission and our work with families.