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"Above All He Thought of You!"

Parenting can be tough.  We don't always get it right.  It can be even more difficult if you didn't have  a great role model.  Death may have taken your father, grandfather or uncle prematurely.  Or perhaps your father was simply absent from your life.  You may even be the absentee father of your own children. It can seem easier to withdraw when relationships don't work and life is hard.  Forget the previous "batch" and start fresh -- new woman, new life, eh?  But none of that truly goes away.  Children are not puppies and relationships are not candy canes.

Don't listen to the cultural chatter -- you ARE vitally important to the healthy development of your children.Children with involved Fathers are more confident, better able to deal with frustration, better able to gain independence and their own identity, more likely to mature into compassionate adults, more likely to have a high self esteem, more sociable, more secure as infants, less likely to show signs of depression, less likely to commit suicide, more empathetic, boys have been shown to be less aggressive and adolescent girls are less likely to engage in sex.   -- U S Dept of Health

Pastor Mayceo Smith II is the Founder & Senior Pastor of the City of Joy Life Enrichment Center. This ministry was birthed in March 2009 and it is focused solely on souls being saved and people’s lives being enriched.


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