The Smile of the Father
Whether we like to admit it or not, few relationships in our life affect us like our relationship with our dad. If he was present and loving, that gives us a tremendous foundation for life. If he was present but abusive or neglectful, we carry that trauma far into adulthood. If he was absent altogether, that loss will follow us for years to come, whether we acknowledge it or not. While our dad's choices are out of our control, we can control how we respond. Do we stuff our feelings? Judge all men? Avoid men altogether? Keep up a wall in our relationships? Allow our self-worth to be affected? Live in fear of rejection? As Christ-followers, we must choose a different path. And this is what JPL author Penny Tucci is passionate about... helping men and women find freedom from their past hurts and walk in faith and freedom.
Ms. Tucci recently spoke to a group at Liberty Church in Arab, Alabama. You have to hear her story of how God worked a miracle in her relationship with her dad that seemed irreparably damaged:
- Carrie Schuessler