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IRREPLACEABLE: The Powerful Role Responsible Dads Play in Their Daughter’s Life

When a little girl has in her life a loving dad who is a provider, protector, hunter, and hero, research shows that sweet baby is going to turn into one amazing lady. When a great pappy’s in the house, these are the kinds of reports you hear:

Toddlers securely attached to fathers are better at solving problems.

Six-month-olds scored higher on tests of mental development when their dads were involved in their lives.

With dads in the home, kids managed school stress better.

Girls whose dads provide warmth and control achieve higher academic success.

Girls who are close to their fathers exhibit less anxiety and withdrawn behaviors.

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The good news doesn’t stop there. As the little darling matures and plows into puberty and beyond with a dad who’s worth his salt at her side, these young women show these not-too-shabby traits:

The likelihood that daughters engage in premarital sex, drug use, and alcohol plummets when their dads are involved in their lives.

Girls with doting fathers are more assertive.

Daughters who feel that their dads care about them and feel connected with their dads have significantly fewer suicide attempts and fewer instances of body dissatisfaction, depression, low self-esteem, substance abuse, and unhealthy weight.

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Girls involved with dad are twice as likely to stay in school.

A girl’s self esteem is best predicted by her dad’s loving affection.

You want me to go on? Because I can. You do? Here are some more factoids that you won’t get from the liberal father-despising universities or their lockstep TV shows that dine on their propaganda swine:

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Girls with a dad or male father figure feel more protected, have higher self-esteem, are more likely to attempt college, and are less likely to drop out of college.

Girls with fathers involved in their lives have higher quantitative and verbal skills and higher intellectual functioning.

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Girls whose parents divorce or separate before they turn twenty-one tend to have shorter life spans by four years.

Girls with decent dads are less likely to flaunt themselves to seek male attention.

Fathers help daughters to be more competent, more achievement oriented, and more successful.

Girls with involved fathers wait longer to initiate sex and have lower rates of teen pregnancy. Teen girls who live with both parents are three times less likely to lose their virginity before their sixteenth birthday.

76 percent of teen girls said their fathers influenced their decisions on whether they should become sexually active.

97 percent of girls who said they could talk to their parents had lower teen pregnancy rates.

A daughter from a middle-class family has a fivefold lower risk of out-of-wedlock pregnancy if her father lives at home.

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Girls who live with their mothers only have significantly less ability to control their impulses, delay gratification, and have a weaker sense of right and wrong.

Kids do better academically when their fathers establish rules and exhibit affection.

The above bullet points were taken from Meg Meeker’s book; Your Kids at Risk. Stop what you are doing now and log on to and buy one.  Also, grab a copy of my brutal best-seller, Raising Righteous and Rowdy Girls.

Doug Giles

Doug Giles is Pastor of Liberty Fellowship in Wimberley, TX, and is the founder of (290M+ page views). Giles is also the author of the NEW book, The Wildman Devotional: A 50 Day Devotional For Men. Follow Doug on Instagram and Truth Social at @thegilesway and on Twitter @TheArtOfDoug.