A massive piece of research, studying over 20,000 people over 20 years, has reached this astonishing conclusion:
Children who have an active father figure have fewer problems.
Hmmm. I think we've known that every since Isaac abdicated responsibility for Jacob and his kids nearly killed one another. Thinktank Civitas reached the same conclusion a few years back. This comes into sharper focus for us as our marriage prep course starts next week, and last Saturday we had a renewal of marriage vows service, with couples who'd been married everything from 10 to 55 years.