Child after child I see is partly in counseling because he or she is longing for his or her father. There is a shape in a child’s heart that only a father can fill, and if the father is not present, that space is empty…and as science has it “nature abhors a vacuum.”

I’m thinking of what children have said to me in my career:

Facts correspondent Buddy Scott is director of His Love Counseling Services in Lake Jackson.

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