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Daddy Issues: Forgiving Our Father

I was cut off the other day in traffic. I had to hit my brakes to stop from hitting the guy in front of me. He didn’t even notice and as I went around him, I looked over and he was looking down at his cell phone. I was annoyed to say the least but within […]

Daddy Issues: A Story of Forgiveness

We all have daddy issues of some sort. Fathers have a tremendous responsibility and unfortunately, none of them are perfect. We’ve all lacked in one way or another be it in the form of provision, protection or identity. The first step in the healing process is releasing forgiveness. Many of us don’t fully understand forgiveness. I […]

Daddy Issues: Nature, Nurture and Identity

Are we shaped by nature or nurture? Rather than the somewhat naive either or debate, I believe both play a vital role in shaping who we are. And more than anyone else, fathers are the predominate influence in determining our identity. My parents divorced when I was very young so I didn’t spend much time […]

Daddy Issues: Provision

The first foundation a father provides is provision. The ability to provide for his family is what brings life to a father and in turn brings life to his family. But provision is more than just bringing home the bacon. I recently read a great article in Psychology Today that succinctly illustrates the perils of associating […]

Daddy Issues: A Series

“Fathers be good to your daughters, daughters will love like you do.” – John Mayer When we think of “daddy issues” we’re typically referring to what’s behind the attention-seeking, flirtatious, promiscuous, overly emotional woman. In a sense there is truth to this generalization but daddy issues aren’t only reserved for women or even these specific […]