Hello old friends, new followers and fellow bloggers-
Happy Father’s Day to all of the fathers that I have the pleasure of sharing my life with everyday. I appreciate you and all that you do for your children. FATHERS you are SOOOO important!!!! Really, your presence in your child’s life makes a real difference. I was blessed to have an amazing dad, and his wisdom and love has changed my life forever.
Whether we realize it or not, a person’s relationship with their father affects their relationships with others. I have had so many relationships with men with “daddy issues”, which results in this apparent insecurity in regards to their ability to be a “man.” I have been in relationships with guys that didn’t know their dad or their dad wasn’t the best positive influence in their life- this results in trust issues, love issues, lack of intimacy and affection and all kinds of problems for the relationship. Fathers, your presence is not only important but life-changing.
Well…. what about women? Do they have issues when their dad is not in place? Yes! A lot of problems, such as understanding their identity, abandonment issues, trust in men issues, this idea that they have to consistent protect themselves and sometimes this obsessional search for love that leads to empty sex with random individuals. Promiscuity has been produced in the absence of men in their daughters lives…emotional/physical abuse has been produced in the absence of fathers in their daughter’s lives. SO FATHERS YOU ARE SOOOOO IMPORTANT!!!!
So I want to encourage the fathers that are giving their all to their kids- KEEP BEING A GOOD DAD!!!! KEEP AT IT !!!! To those who are not where you’re supposed to be, there’s still time to make things right. The same way our Heavenly Father reaches out to us and make things right, you have the ability to make things right with your children because your presence is very important for their life. We thank God for our single-mothers, for the women that are occupying two positions in strength and grace – but if you can be a dad, be one.
Emulate our Heavenly Father, and enjoy the blessings that come your way!
Until next time,
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