The National, Thursday 6th June 2013
DIVORCE and separation in marriages have brought pain and suffering on many people in the world including Papua New Guinea.
Barbara Lunge, of the Rivers of Grace International Ministries, said many young people turned to alcohol and drug abuse because of the absence of the father or mother to play their roles on discipline, love, care and support.
“Youths are only displaying the pains of being lonely, inadequate food, school fees not paid. No proper direction on the parenthood roles to play,” Lunge said.
“The fears, shame and temptations on certain decisions where the single mothers and relatives cannot meet are some traumas that youths face today.”
“The later stages of life attained by them through teachers in schools, to prepare them to take their rightful place in the society and country as a whole is very crucial,” she said.
“There is imbalance in raising a child with a single parent and as some roles needed to model a child was missing from either the mother or the father.”