Pastor Jon Tyson of Church of the City, New York has been helping fathers bring up their sons to be “intentional” people. “I wanted to help fathers find the tools that they need to raise up their sons,” Tyson told Bold TV.
“Looking over our culture, I realized there is a crisis amongst men in the world today,” said Tyson. “There is research that has been done on the demise of guys. There’s a fatherless epidemic in our country and it seems that we are failing as a nation to produce good, thoughtful, kind, generous, strong men.”
Absent fathers can sometimes be common in underserved communities with high incarceration rates and Tyson said he works to help men break systemic cycles and personal cycles by “helping people thrive and own the opportunities and the choices they have.” Tyson continued, “I’m not trying to push the blame on to the father — I’m actually trying to empower the father regardless of the circumstances they come from to step in and break those generational cycles.”
Tyson said he plans to be a resource for men raising their children because he believes that so much of men’s literature was written for broken men looking to heal, while so few offer advice for shaping the next generation.
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