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Father of the fatherless, Protector of the Widow
Psalm 68: 1-18

In conversations with people who have inquired about getting married or having children baptized in our church, I have been struck anew by how many are children without fathers or mothers without husbands. I think of a boy whose father is in prison and will stay there for a long time, of a girl whose father isn’t sure he wants to marry her mother, of two children whose father disappeared and who are looked after by their mother and grandmother. Mothers without husbands may prefer it that way to being married to a man who is abusive or not sure whether he wants to be married, or they may not have thought about the issues. But there will be an aloneness and a vulnerability about their position...

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