Social Lab Work: "Fatherless America"

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


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.


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


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?


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


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?