Category Archives: Fathers

A distant father

If she displayed to others what he thought to be right and good, then she would receive approval from her dad. As long as she pretended to be the obedient, respectful child, she was accepted. She grew up in hypocrisy, not knowing her father’s love. He was absent emotionally, and to this day, Lindy does not know him, though she still clearly hears his disapproval. Continue reading

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Love must be earned

Unable to pinpoint the cause of her unrest, Lindy finally broke. She hit a wall and admitted failure…personal, marital, parental, social, and to her dismay, even spiritual. Continue reading

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Four approaches to parenting

What is your parenting style? take a closer look at four approaches to parenting. Continue reading

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A quiet domineering father (Lisa’s story)

My father was often quiet, but a stern look or gesture from him conveyed so much danger to me. I was always afraid of setting him off — even though he never hit us or anything like that. It seems difficult to understand how someone can rule with fear without actually doing anything. But I lived in fear of him. Continue reading

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Hurt by a distant father (Julie’s story)

Julie was baffled by unexplainable outbursts of anger and an almost continual feeling of discontentment — even though she was married to a loving, supportive husband and had four beautiful children. Continue reading

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How could I kill my father?

Charlie’s home was a prison of fear and anger. He hated the man that should have been the most important person in his life. Home should be a safe place for children, a place filled with heartwarming memories. Charlie looked back on a place remembered for the fear and anger it produced. Continue reading

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Lisa’s Story: A quiet domineering father

I lived in fear of my father. Continue reading

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