Healing Father And Mother Wounds

Healing from our parent woundedness is a balance between acknowledging our negative feelings toward that parent and recognizing that Jesus wants us to forgive them.  While remaining mired in the negative feelings may make us feel temporarily “right,” we’re actually only punishing ourselves. It Takes a Lifetime Our relationships with our biological birth father and […]

Read More

Our Biological Mother

We all come into the world needing the tender presence of a mother’s touch, nurture, care, guidance, and love.  In fact, the mother’s influence begins when we are in the womb. Questions That Only Our Mother Can Answer As with the father, our birth mother communicates profound answers to the questions that fulfill our innate […]

Read More

How Fathers Often Miss It

Re-Abandonment by Our Father The repeated experience of abandonment by our father who is still in our lives leads to greater and greater compulsiveness.  We are determined to do whatever it takes to one day gain his approval and acceptance.  I call this phenomenon “re-abandonment,” when the father moves in and out of the child’s […]

Read More

Father Wounds

Equal and Opposite:  Abandonment | Enmeshment In Greek mythology there is a centuries-old story of a young man named Oedipus.  In the early 1900s, Sigmond Freud grabbed hold of this metaphorical example of an adolescent child’s relationship with his parents and referred to it as the “Oedipus Complex.” Not one for secular psychology, or Greek […]

Read More

Our Biological Father

Every human being is born with an inner longing to be united with our heavenly Father.  This is called a “father hunger,” which exists at the deepest part of our human soul – the heart.  To a child’s heart, their earthly, biological father is the most real and accurate representation of the only one who […]

Read More