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By Matt Kibbe
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Elisa Zhai Autry
Sociologists say it's common for people to perceive that God is like the fatherly figures in their lives. If dad is caring, patient and concerned then children may believe God has those same characteristics. And the opposite also holds true
"Our argument was the influence of fathers is unique and vital," Autry said. "A mother’s influence is constant. They are always there. But somehow that is not enough."
The same goes for intact families, Autry said, where children look to both father and mother as role models both spiritually and physically on how to be a religious person.