According to pew research studies the numbers do not lie. The two parent family has been in decline the past 50 decades. There has been an increase in divorces, remarriages, women both not having children and also becoming the breadwinners. The most recent study in 2014 shows a combined 31 percent of children either in a single parent or no parent environment.
I sympathize with all these parenting mothers and the children because I myself grew up in a single parented household. As a family we struggled to maintain basic needs, my mother even having to demoralize her values wanting so badly to give my brother and I everything. She wanted so badly for the two of us to have the best of the best. But in the process it brought forth so much chaos and ruin to be involved with deceitful men. The story of how I lost my father is a story in of itself, but the point here is that God the Father and the Son Jesus Christ could never replace the responsibilities of a family man.
God the Father and Jesus Christ are continually used in sermons as a father to the fatherless to inspire single parent moms and hopeless youths seeking light and true wisdom in what everyone gossips is the end of the days. This is cheap snake-oils salesmen talk, when the real cure can found by observing our everyday behaviors, planning ahead, and working together.
God the father and Jesus Christ are NOT even vocational teachers. They don’t teach how to build a home or even chairs, law or fallacy, any sort of mechanical maintenance, and the only team sport is war. When actually applying what God the father represents, God represent all creation and the laws all creation follows. Jesus Christ as a carpenter building a table and set of chairs represented the stability of God’s creation, and that we are all welcome to sit at Gods creation.
The only thing they do teach because they represent the drama which is creation are the moral, value and virtue implications in which we as conscious beings abide by. So whether one grew up with a father or not this person still experiences guilt, pleasure, lust, pride, and so forth.
Children who had father figures teaching vocational lessons throughout their life may not be as attune to the spiritual Being that creation had been conditioning all throughout their life. Their brains cognition being more fixed on a primary task rather than the world around them. Because compared to a child who was fatherless experiencing the order and chaos of the world, without the distraction of vocational works, peer pressure and works had been pulled toward extremes in either direction. There would be periods in life of extreme order and pleasure, and then periods of angst, depression or anxiety. Eventually bouncing back and forth those who have learned to observe their behavior, plan ahead, and work with others become spiritually attune and peace is upon them no matter if chaos ensues or order becomes totalitarian.
Can those who grow up with no father learn great works, absolutely! One just has to do it, ask for help if you feel the need to, make sure to plan and learn from your mistakes. Remember, as a child myself I never has a father to learn mistakes from or to teach me the plan. Even the bible stories don’t have the correct plans for gardening, or how to drive a motorized vehicle. But the bible teaches how the creations instils values like patience and courage to do such things if we stay immovable and listen.