Healing our Image of God as Father

Healing our Image of God as Father

Alex Early Alex Early
Thursday January 21, 2016

christian life family pain & suffering relationships

Many people grew up with an abusive father, negligent father, or an absent father. For some, tragedy struck and our fathers died way too early leaving some questions unanswered, conflicts unresolved, and memories never made. Thus, for countless squirming saints in the Church, the idea of having or even wanting an intimate relationship with God as “Father” is not only incomprehensible; it is altogether repulsive.

A Family Apart - Craig A. Steffen

A Family Apart - Craig A. Steffen

Key Life Key Life
Monday January 18, 2016

christian life family pain & suffering relationships

Join Craig A. Steffen on SBE as he talks about abandonment, adoption, and uncovering tragedy, injustice, and murder in his personal history… and how finding his identity as a beloved son of God has helped him to heal. Craig is an entrepreneur, educator, and the author of ‘A Family Apart: Sleuthing the Mysteries of Abandonment, Adoption and DNA’.

Like Father, Like Son

Like Father, Like Son

Pete Alwinson Pete Alwinson
Tuesday October 13, 2015

christian life family men relationships

“Tell me about your relationship with your father.” I’ve said this to countless men over the years because I’ve found it cuts to the heart of a man’s identity. The response usually tells me it is a tough subject. Many guys will pause, look down, and struggle to describe a subject that they probably wished I hadn’t brought up. Then I often hear some variation of, “It’s complicated. It’s a long story.”

He Loved First

He Loved First

Lauren R.E. Larkin Lauren R.E. Larkin
Thursday July 9, 2015

christian life family

A while ago my son and I had quite the altercation. After receiving a consequence for unacceptable behavior, he stomped up the stairs loudly informing me (and no doubt the neighbors) of the injustice of his punishment.  The stomping was followed by a door slamming, a door that then became a target for his toys as he threw them and shouted, “You are the meanest mommy ever!” etc. etc. etc. I sat on a stool in the bathroom, just listening to him. “I will never ever snuggle with you again! I don’t like you! I wish you weren’t my mommy!”