As the father of three daughters, R. C. Blakes, Jr., has written a no-holds-barred book, The Father-Daughter Talk. It is a guide to one of the most important conversations a dad will ever have.
Says the author, “I became extremely concerned about the rapid and constant erosion of female dignity in our society—video vixens, sex tapes, multiple sex partners, etc. I want to help women navigate and avoid the pitfalls many fall victim to because they are ill-prepared for ‘the game.’”
The book addresses the psychological and emotional issues that so often compromise and cripple many young women.
The statistics are sobering: In the United States, a woman is assaulted or beaten every nine seconds, and domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women. Research shows that girls with an unstable father figure are more likely to have an unplanned pregnancy, low self-esteem, be a school dropout, and become involved in drugs and alcohol.
Author Blakes adds, “In addition to being read by fathers, the book should be placed in the hands of every young woman – even if there is no father present in her life. This candid advice will help her become assertive, proactive, productive, and creative as she grows into adulthood.”
The Father-Daughter Talk, was the theme of a major conference recently held in New Orleans, where the author was the featured speaker.
R. C. Blakes, Jr., is a popular author, speaker, and senior pastor of churches in Houston, Texas, and New Orleans, Louisiana. He co-hosts a national television program and his family owns and operates radio station KKNO in New Orleans.
The Father-Daughter Talk is published by LifeBridge Books (ISBN 978-1-039779-19-9) and is available in paperback and ebook formats.