“Fathers be good to your daughters, daughters will love like you do.” – John Mayer
When we think of “daddy issues” we’re typically referring to what’s behind the attention-seeking, flirtatious, promiscuous, overly emotional woman. In a sense there is truth to this generalization but daddy issues aren’t only reserved for women or even these specific characteristics. They affect us all in more ways than we realize.
Over the past 2 years I’ve been a part of the inner healing ministry in my church. I’ve walked a number of people through various issues in life.
I’ve found that fear in some form surfaces in the lives of nearly every person that walks through the door. Without fail, fear finds it’s root in father issues.
These issues manifest in our lives through fear, anxiety, depression, worry, control, insecurity, isolation and apathy.
Our relationship to our fathers is the most foundational way that we are established in our identity. Because we relate to God as a Father, when we encounter pain and hurt with our earthly father it creates a disconnect from our heavenly Father.
This new series will discuss a father’s influence in shaping our identity. It will cover the 3 key things that fathers bring to children. It will describe the result of not receiving one or all of these things and provide guidance on what to do to find healing.
This series aims to hit the root of fear, expose the lies it tells, reveal the truth of God’s word, help us release forgiveness and bring us back into healthy relationship with the One that gives us our true identity.
I hope you join me as I go deeper into our daddy issues and find out what it really means to find your identity in Christ.
I’ll leave you with a question to ponder as we begin into this series:
Do (did) you have good relationship with your father?