In our culture it's not particularly difficult to find examples of fatherhood failure. We are saturated daily with dofus-dad imagery, the cannon fodder of sitcoms and the advertising industry. And that's before you even get to looking at the guys that bring you these statistics (thx @FatherFactor).
But instead of flailing around, feeling swamped by the rising cultural breakdown and throwing attention at the usual symptoms (poverty, education, health etc), some out there have identified and are trying to address the deep and causative root of the problem: THE HEART OF THE FATHERS.
Here are just some some of the many guys and organizations I've come across during the past year that get it:
All Pro Dad
Dads 4 Life
The Fatherless Generation Blogging Project
And then you have Sherwood Pictures.
Courageous is their fourth movie, after hits such as Facing the Giants and Fireproof.
The subject of Courageous is fatherhood. Or more correctly, Honorable Fatherhood.
Four men, one calling: To serve and protect. Protecting the streets is second nature to these law enforcement officers. Raising their children? That will take courage.
Courageous ... honor begins at home.
Want to know what's being said about Courageous? These quotes were taken from the YouTube comment stream: