Like restoring a vintage painting to its original splendor, God seeks to restore His father position with us, but this process can be hindered when we see Him through the distorted image of our earthly fathers. Since most people come from less-than-perfect homes, it is often difficult for us to see God the way He wants us to see Him: as a loving father. Many of us are living out the legacy of father wounds inflicted during our childhoods. Healing the Father Wound makes the connection between parental examples and their effect on the formulation of our concept of God. Healing the Father Wound uses an integrated approach that weaves spiritual insights with practical realities. Readers will be taught how to address their father-wounds in a systematic process that takes them from identifying four common types of inadequate fathers to developing empathy for their father's circumstances without losing their own validity. Along the way readers will also learn how to recognize a good dad, re-parent themselves, go through the forgiveness process, choose the kind of relationship they want to have with dad now, and look at how father wounds transfer into intimate relationships. Healing the Father Wound is the perfect tool for anyone wanting to learn how to move forward toward emotional and spiritual maturity, regardless of their past. Kathy Rodriguez, Psy.D, a professional counselor, psychologist and associate pastor at East Hill Foursquare Church in Gresham, Oregon overseeing Healing Discipleship and Restoration Ministries, specializes in treating the emotional wounds individuals carry from their past. Her book Surviving the Secret: Healing the Hurts of Sexual Abuse, helps women heal from the effects of childhood sexual abuse. Kathy has focused her professional life on helping individuals reach emotional and spiritual maturity through healing the father wound.
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