This is one read which helps get me into the real spirit of this observation. Happy Fathers' Day to all you who are fathers and to those who aren't-- please read, reflect, and pass it on to one who is. http://patriotpost.us/alexander/13813/print "The foundation of national morality must be laid in private families... In vain are Schools, Academies, and Universities instituted, if loose principles and licentious habits are impressed upon children in their earliest years... The vices and examples of the parents cannot be concealed from the children. How is it possible that children can have any just sense of the Sacred Obligations of Morality or Religion if, from their earliest Infancy, they learn their mothers live in habitual infidelity to their fathers, and their fathers in as constant infidelity to their mothers?" --John Adams 1778 Also, http://www.fatherhood.org/media/consequences-of-father-absence-statistics is eye-opening.