Social Lab Work: "Fatherless America"

Use these questions to help you work through questions from this Oprah's Lifeclass with Bishop T.D. Jakes.

1

How can you give to your children what you didn't get from your father? You might not have the technique, but you do have the intention and the love.

2

Who were the surrogate fathers in your life, and what did each one teach you?

3

What memories do you have with the surrogate fathers in your life that you now would like to share with your children or a child who needs a father figure in his or her life?

4

Fathers give children the sense that they would fight for them. Who in your life fights for you now?

5

Are you angry with someone who was himself a victim or who lacked a father? How is this holding you up in your life? Can you forgive him for what he didn't know?

Advertisement

Advertisement