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I know there are lots of great dads out there who deserve to be celebrated today. I also know that many of y'all have what could be called a "difficult" father...a man who is or has been abusive, cruel, controlling, absent, neglectful, or narcissistic (if I didn't hit the descriptive nail on the head for your particular brand of difficult dad, I apologize, but you know I'm talking to you. 🙏🏾 You are not alone.). Whether your difficult dad is alive or dead (or dead to you 😔) Father's Day can stir up painful feelings. Forgiveness is for YOU, Dear Ones, not for those who have harmed you. Forgiveness sets us free from our old stories of victimhood. If you're holding onto anger at a father who hurt you, perhaps today is a good day to practice letting go of it. 👉🏽BUT...this does NOT mean you have to have any physical contact whatsoever with your dad! Forgiving him also does NOT mean you have to have a relationship with him or even send him a card! It is 100% for YOU👈🏿 Here's a little help; try Metta meditation. Do it for yourself first: 🙏🏾"May I be well. May I be free from suffering. May I be free from anger. May I know peace. May I let go of that which no longer serves me." 🙏🏾 Now try sending it outwards to someone you love, then a neutral person (like your local barista ☕️), and lastly extend it to your father (if you can...remember it's a practice & it's for YOU) 🙏🏾"May you be well. May you be free from suffering. May you be free from anger. May you know peace. May you let go of that which no longer serves you." 🙏🏾 Try it & notice what happens (& let me know in the comments if you feel so moved). #depression #fathersday #anxiety #cptsd #toxicpeople #toxicfamily #narcissisticfather #emotionalabuse #psychology #selfcare #metta #lovingkindness #metta meditation #lettinggo #forgiveness #fathersday gifts #fatherwounds #sober #letgoofthepast #letgoofanger #findpeace #serenity #healing #healing fromabuse

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I'm sharing Day 11 of my blog post series "12 Days of Hope Leading Up to Father’s Day" over at iBelieve.com. If Father’s Day is challenging for you then you may benefit from reading this post.

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I got some bad new yesterday. Adultery. Divorce. Brokenness. But I firmly believe, There Is Hope! Which is why I am excited to share share another guest post with you from Kate Redmon. She is an incredible writer with an unbelievable story of God’s restoration power! If your relationship with your father seems irreparable I encourage you you to read her story. Her post, "How God Restored the Relationship with My Dad", is Day 10 of my "12 Days of Hope Leading Up to Father’s Day" series.#linkinbio #fatherswap #hope #12DaysofHope #encouragement #perspective #healing #faith #faith blogger #healing #absentfathers #absentdads #fatherwounds #daddywounds #daddyissues #fatherless #daddyless #fatherless daughters #daddyless daughters #fathersanddaughters #life #truth #Christ ianity #christianwoman #christianblogger #God #Christ

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Today I am honored to be guest speaker at the Chesterfield County Mental Health Services office for their #fatherhood program from 6p-7p and I'll have my son there with me to share in the experience. What a mighty God we serve! #keynotespeaker #vewenterprises #fatherwounds #findingchrismyfather #fathersday

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Last year around this time I watched a heartfelt commercial of men and women raised by single mothers. Immediately, I was drawn in because I too was raised by my mother. I wasn’t expecting, however, the ending of this emotional tribute. One by one each person concluded their expression of gratitude by saying, Happy Father’s Day Mom". I wrote about it in my latest post. It is also the 8th Day in my blog series, "12 Days of Hope Leading Up to Father’s Day.#linkinbio #fatherswap #hope #12DaysofHope #encouragement #perspective #Christ ianity #Christ #christianwoman #christianblogger #God #faith #faith blogger #gritandvirtue #transparency #growth #life #truth #blackwomenblog #absentfathers #absentdads #fatherwounds #daddywounds #daddyissues #fatherless #daddyless #fatherless daughters #daddyless daughters #fathersanddaughters

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I had someone challenge me once. She basically said it was impossible for God to take the place of an earthly father. Which does make logical sense. It seems pretty far fetched to say human beings can commune with God as a heavenly Father, but it doesn’t have to make sense to our finite minds to be true. If it is not true that would mean 1 out of every 3 people are left with no hope. It would mean that men and women wounded by their fathers are subject to their circumstance. This is just their lot in life. The truth is God is a father to the fatherless, whether by way of divorce, abandonment, abuse, incarceration, addictions, or emotional absence. I'm talking about it for Day 7 of my "12 Days of Hope Leading Up to Father’s Day ". If you've ever wondered about God's ability to Father mankind this post is for you.#linkinbio #fatherswap #hope #12DaysofHope #encouragement #perspective #Christianity #christianwoman #christianblogger #God #faith #faith blogger #gritandvirtue #transparency #growth #life #truth #love #absenteedads #absentfathers #daddywounds #daddyissues #fatherwounds #fatherless #daddyless #fatherless daughters #daddyless daughters #fathersanddaughters

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Healing our Father Wounds!Are you feeling a push to step out even more into the world? Be braver, stronger, more visible so that you can be confident in your abilities to make a difference?If you are feeling some fear around this (and let's face it most of us would) then healing our father wounds will help us move through this fear and take guided action.If your father was controlling and over-protective then you may have taken on the belief that he was GOD (the creator of all that is). Whereas, in actual fact, we are all GOD and the creators of our own Universe.How would this show up for you in your life?You wouldn't believe in yourself to create those ideas and dreams that keep popping into your mind. You wouldn't trust yourself; that creative part of you, to bring to fruition that dream. By trusting yourself you don't have to know HOW to create your dream on your own HOWEVER you do have to believe that you will be led to the right people in order for it all to come together.If your father was unavailable, either emotionally or physically, you may have taken on the belief that there is no GOD (creator of all that is) and be unable to trust in your own abilities to create and always looking to someone else to fill that role. You feel you need a man (or someone who carries strong masculine energies) to fulfill your emotional and physical needs and end up always feeling hopeless, helpless and empty.It is time to dig deep and heal those wounds. Become aware of how they show up for you in your life and then TRUST in your own creative energies.It is important to have FAITH and DETERMINATION to turn your dreams into reality.Now is the time to take that LEAP OF FAITH and begin.I am here for you if you need some guidance in discovering what it is that is stopping you from taking that next step.www.jennykennedy.co.nz#leapoffaith #trust #determination #fatherwounds #believeinyourself #youcandoit #healingjourney #healcancer #itistime #stepupandstepout

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Father wounds can impact the emotional state of women in numerous ways. Today on Day 6 of "12 Days of Hope Leading Up to Father’s Day " I'm talking about the various ways this ache reveals itself in the heart of a woman, and what she can do about it. If you find yourself experiencing depression as a byproduct of your daddy wounds this post is for you.#linkinbio #fatherswap #hope #12DaysofHope #encouragement #perspective #Christianity #christianwoman #christianblogger #God #faith #faith blogger #life #truth #love #gritandvirtue #growth #transparency #blackgirlsblog #truth #absentfathers #absentdads #fatherwounds #daddywounds #daddyissues #fatherless #daddyless #fatherless daughters #daddyless daughters #fathersanddaughters

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A common misconception is that God is like the fatherly figures in our lives. The truth is, He is in a category all His own. Today on Day 5 of "12 Days of Hope Leading Up to Father’s Day" I'm sharing one of my most popular and practical post. If you've perceived God to be distant, absent or uninterested in you it is a lie. You can read more in this post.#linkinbio #fatherswap #hope #12DaysofHope #encouragement #perspective #Christ ianity #christianwoman #christianblogger #God #Christ #faith #faith blogger #God #gritandvirtue #growth #transparency #life #love #truth #absentfathers #absentdads #fatherwounds #daddywounds #daddyissues #fatherless #daddyless #fatherless daughters #daddyless daughters #fathersanddaughters

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When it comes to fathers and daughters the range of experiences is so vast that it is difficult for one person to cover every subject. I have don't know what it is like to experience the love of a father only to lose it in his death. Which is why I am honored to introduce Joy Williams to you. She has experienced the death of her father and today on, Day 3 of "12 Days of Hope Leading Up to Father’s Day" she is talking about it in a new post, "3 Lessons From a Fire Fighter's Daughter". #linkinbio #fatherswap #hope #12DaysofHope #encouragement #perspective #Christianity #christianwoman #christianblogger #God #faith #faith blogger #absenteedads #absentfathers #fatherwounds #daddywounds #daddyissues #fatherless #daddyless #fatherless daughters #daddyless daughters #fathersanddaughters #life #truth #blackwomenblog

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It's Day 1 of my 12 Days of Hope leading up to Father’s Day and I'm kicking it off with my very first blog post. Three years ago I set out to help women exchange their father wounds for the love of God the father. I wanted to write for women who had been wounded by way of death, abandonment, divorce, drug addiction, alcoholism, or physical presence but emotional absence of their fathers. If something just resonated in your soul then you may be the very person I am writing for. Know that I am not just writing for you but I am praying too. May this blog post encourage you in the places you need it most! #12DaysofHope #fatherswap #linkinbio #encouragement #hope #healing #peace #courage #truth #transparency #growth #life #vulnerability #vulnerable #gritandvirtue #faith #faith blogger #absenteedads #absentfathers #daddywounds #daddyissues #fatherwounds #fatherless #daddyless #fatherless daughters #daddyless daughters #fathersanddaughters

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I had a revelation this week. It's one I'm not proud of and I'm a little nervous owning it publicly, but here goes. I discovered I have been afraid to hope. I am not sure exactly when I accumulated this fear but I do know how I got it. This fear is the result of years of disappointment in the same area. You pray and hear nothing. You put yourself out there and get rejected. You are vulnerable only to be ignored. You try and fail. Inadvertently, I think my mind developed some muscle memory and decided she did not want to hurt in that way again. But this week God’s has been asking me to hope again in the same area where I've been wounded. He does that. So like a baby learning to walk I'm going beginning the cautious journey of hoping again. I invite you to join me. In doing so I realize my confidence cannot be in hope itself or a specific outcome , that only leads to disappointed. My hope, and yours too, must be rooted in the unchanging nature of the sovereign God. He knows every one of our disappointments and is the only One big enough to handle our fears and enable us to hope again.#fatherswap #hope #courage #Christianity #christianwoman #christianblogger #blackwomenblog #God #life #truth #transparency #growth #gritandvirtue #faith #faith blogger #absenteedads #absentfathers #fatherwounds #daddywounds #daddyissues #fatherless #daddyless #fatherless daughters #daddyless daughters

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When God said to honor our father and our mother he made no exceptions to this command. But what does it look like when the relationship is complicated? In my latest post I’m talking about how every daughter can honor her father. #linkinbio #fatherswap #absenteedads #absentfathers #fatherwounds #daddywounds #daddyissues #fatherless #daddyless #fatherless daughters #daddyless daughters #fathersanddaughters #life #truth #hope #Christianity #christianwoman #christianblogger #God #faith #faith blogger #gritandvirtue #growth #transparency #blackgirlsblog #blackwomenblog

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God cannot be limited by our imagination: relegating Him to how we think He should meet our needs. He does what the mind cannot fathom: bypassing barriers and creating previously nonexistent opportunities. He is God and is never limited by our thinking. I'm talking about it in my latest post " How to Know If You Need to See Counselor". #linkinbio #fatherswap #hope #healing #peace #courage #christianblogger #Christ #Christ ianity #christianwoman #faith #faith blogger #mentalhealth #mentalhealth awareness #absentfathers #absentdads #daddyless #Fatherless #fatherlessdaughters #daddyless daughters #fathersanddaughters #daddywounds #daddyissues #fatherwounds

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What do you need to do to be a better you? Stop something? Start? Read? Believe? Move? Change is not always something that randomly happens to us. Oftentimes we have to initiate our own personal revolution by deciding to act. With unwavering determination we must pupose to go in the direction of growth, which may mean enlisting the help of others on our journey. This week, in recognition of Mental Health month, I'm talk about my counseling journey and "How to Know If You Need to See a Counselor". #linkinbio #fatherswap #hope #healing #peace #courage #christianblogger #Christ #Christ ianity #christianwoman #faith #faith blogger #blackwomenblog #gritandvirtue #transparency #growth #life #vulnerability #vulnerable #truth #absentfathers #absentdads #fatherwounds #daddywounds #daddyissues #fatherless #daddyless #fatherless daughters #daddyless daughters #fathersanddaughters

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38 years ago today I made my entrance into this world. Most of the time our birthdays give us license to be completely self focused without any objections. I certainly have some of that going on but I am also focused on God. Had it not been for Him, I would not be. I know this sounds easily dismissible because we hear stuff like this all the time but it is so true. God has taken a very broken woman and is making her whole. Who I am is because of who He is and His audacious love for me. This love is comprehensive and thorough: knowing every thing about me and yet drawing closer. If there is anything I'm grateful for today it would be that I am accepted, loved, wanted, seen, heard, cherished, valued, and known by the Creator of the world. You are too. BE KNOWN!#fatherswap #God #love #hope #Christ #Christ ianity #christianwoman #christianblogger #faith #faith blogger #encouragement #perspective #transparency #life #growth #gritandvirtue #absentfathers #absentdads #fatherwounds #daddywounds #daddyissues #fatherless #daddyless #fatherless daughters #daddyless daughters

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